This is a rare disease caused by infection with Monkeypox virus, and does not naturally occur in the US.

If you notice an unusual rash please do not come to school and consult your doctor. 

The Monkeypox virus can spread by:
  • Touching Monkeypox lesions on a person's skin
  • Touching contaminated objects, fabric (clothing, bedding, towels), and surfaces that have been in contact with someone with Monkeypox 
  • Coming into contact with respiratory droplets or secretions from the eyes, nose and mouth from a person Monkeypox 
Monkeypox Symptoms include:
  • Rash, bumps, or blisters 
  • Fever and headaches
  • Muscle aches
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Sometimes cough or sore throat
  • Symptom onset ranges from 5 - 21 days 
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