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Please explain what mpox actually is?
So, mpox seems to be somewhat new — is it similar to smallpox, which I thought was no longer a serious concern for people living in the US? Also, is mpox related to COVID-19 in any way?
What are the symptoms of mpox?
- Fever, intense headache, muscle aches, back pain, low energy, swollen lymph nodes, and a skin rash or lesions