Monkeypox 

As of 08/03/2022 there are no suspected or confirm cases in Kings County and the risk for Monkeypox remains low. Monkeypox has similar symptoms to flu-like illness and smallpox. The Monkeypox symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills, and exhaustion. After the appearance of a fever, the patient develops a rash around the body. Monkeypox virus is a member of the orthopoxvirus family, and it can spread when a person is in contact with the virus from infected animals, humans, and materials contaminated with the virus. The virus is primarly transmitted through direct contact with infected sores, scabs, body fluids and face-to-face contact. 

The lesions progress through 5 stages before falling off.

 

5 stages of Monkeypox lesions:

1. Macules 2. Papules 3. Vesicles 4. Pustules 5. Scabs

For more information visit the California Department of Public Health website: Monkeypox (ca.gov)