What it is
Mpox is a rare disease caused by infection with the mpox virus. The mpox virus is part of the same family of viruses as smallpox and cowpox. Mpox symptoms often include a rash that can look like pimples or blisters.
- You may have a rash or sores, or may have only one sore, bump, or blister
- This may look different from pictures you see online. A rash or sores can occur anywhere on the body.
- Fever or chills
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Tiredness or fatigue
- Body aches (including muscle and back)
- Sore throat, nasal congestion, or cough