Mpox Basics: Symptoms (VDH)

The most common mpox symptom is a rash that looks like pimples or blisters. The rash can be on any part of your body, including on or around the genitals and/or buttocks. Other symptoms can include: Body aches Swollen lymph nodes Fever Chills Respiratory symptoms (cough, congestion) If you have symptoms, get tested right away and avoid contact with others.

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Here’s what you need to know about looking out for mpox symptoms.
Symptoms can vary by person, but common symptoms include:
👉Rash with raised, firm bumps
👉Rash may be painful
👉Swollen lymph nodes
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