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What is Monkeypox?

Monkeypox cases are increasing in the U.S.

The virus is spread through close personal, often skin-to-skin, contact that causes a rash and open sores (“pox”) on the body, including on or near the genitals or anus.

If we act quickly, we can stop it!

Look for rashes or open sores, especially on genitals and anus. Flu-like symptoms may come before sores. Take precautions not to spread the virus to others. Avoid being intimate until sores have completely healed. Get checked out by a medical provider if you think you have monkeypox. If you don’t have a regular provider, visit a public health clinic.

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