Here are symptoms to watch out for

As Delhi reported its 3rd monkeypox case and Kerala its 5th, India’s total tally for Monkeypox cases has reached to eight cases. A man, 30, who recently arrived from UAE was found infected with the virus and is being monitored at Medical College in Malappuram. A Nigerian national from Delhi tested positive today and capital recorded its third monkeypox case. Here are some Monkeypox symptoms to watch out for.

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle and back pain
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Shivering
  • Fatigue
  • Respiratory problems (e.g. sore throat, nasal congestion, or cough)
  • Rashes in area or near the genitals (penis, testicles, labia, and vagina) or anus (butthole) but could also be on other regions like hands, feet, chest, face, or mouth. Rash may look like pimples or blisters and may be painful or itchy.

These symptoms can varry from one person to other as in some cases, the rash appears first, then the accompanying symptoms. While  some people only get a rash, the majority of monkeypox patient develop rash. And some have rash that appears before (or independently of) other symptoms.

READ | Monkeypox scare: Delhi reports third case, another Nigerian man tests positive for infection

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