According to the World Health Organization, monkeypox is transmitted through close contact with an infected uindividual. Transmission between people is thought to primarily occur through large respiratory droplets, which generally do not travel far and would require extended close contact. However, the virus can also be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact, as well as contact with infected material and surfaces.
Bergeron said anyone who believes they may have monkeypox should self-isolate and notify those they’ve been in contact with.
Symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headache, muscle aches, exhaustion, swollen lymph nodes and sores.