HOW DOES MONKEYPOX SPREAD?
The virus that causes monkeypox spreads from animals to people and from people to other people. You can get monkeypox:
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
Symptoms of monkeypox usually develop within 5 to 21 days after exposure to a sick person or animal and occur in two phases:
HOW CAN YOU PREVENT INFECTION?
To protect yourself and your loved ones, make sure you:
Health professionals are encouraged to report suspected or probable cases, strictly observe universal safety precautions, and make use of personal protective equipment when treating suspected cases.
WHAT IS THE PROGNOSIS AND OUTCOME?
Most people with monkeypox recover with time, but supportive care and management of symptoms can help. Monkeypox has a low fatality rate of 1-10% of cases.
WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU GET SICK?
If you have symptoms or suspect that you or someone around you has monkeypox, report to your nearest health facility to seek medical treatment. Do not self-medicate.
For suspected cases, contact: