What You Need to Know
Monkeypox is contagious but rarely fatal. Find out what it is, ways you can protect yourself and available treatment options.
Signs and Symptoms
Monkeypox is related to smallpox but has milder symptoms. These can include a rash, swollen lymph nodes, fever and more.
Spread and Prevention
The virus is spread through close contact like touch. The CDC recommends several preventive steps, including frequent hand washing.
Treatment and Vaccination
Antiviral drugs can be recommended for infected patients. Two vaccines are FDA-approved for monkeypox in the U.S.