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Basics What is Monkeypox? Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus is part of the same family of viruses as variola virus, the virus that causes smallpox. Monkeypox symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms, but milder,...
How Monkeypox Spreads
Close or Intimate Contact Monkeypox can spread to anyone through close, personal, often skin-to-skin contact, including: Direct contact with monkeypox rash, scabs, or body fluids from a person with monkeypox. Touching objects, fabrics (clothing, bedding, or towels),...
Monkeypox Signs & Symptoms
Monkeypox symptoms People with monkeypox get a rash that may be located on or near the genitals (penis, testicles, labia, and vagina) or anus (butthole) and could be on other areas like the hands, feet, chest, face, or mouth. The rash will go through several stages,...
Norovirus (the stomach bug)
Norovirus is a highly contagious virus. Norovirus infection causes gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestines). This leads to diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain. Norovirus illness is often called by other names, such as food poisoning and stomach...
Scabies is an infestation of the skin caused by a mite. It causes severe itching and a pimple like rash. It is spread through close skin-to-skin contact with someone who has scabies. For more information: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies/
Influenza is a respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses causing symptoms such as fever, cough, headache, runny nose, sore throat, and body aches. There are two main types of Influenza virus: Types A and B. Influenza is highly infectious and can cause mild to...