Chicago — In case you have been living under a rock or off-the-grid, monkeypox is now being considered a public health emergency, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
The virus is transmitted by close physical contact with the individual that has been infected mostly through skin to skin contact with an individual who has open lesions. The symptoms include: rashes, spots, fever, headache, painful lymph glands, chills, or exhaustion. They also include genital lesions or lesions on any part of the body, and sores of the mouth or anus.
The number of cases are reported to have tripled within the past three weeks alone with 40 states confirming someone with the virus, according to the data from Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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