Monkey Pox
Monkey Pox is an infectious viral disease that can occur in both humans and some other animals. Symptoms include fever, swollen lymph nodes, and a rash that forms blisters and then crusts over. The time from exposure to onset of symptoms ranges from 5 to 21 days. The duration of symptoms is typically 2 to 4 weeks. Cases may be severe, especially in children, pregnant women or people with suppressed immune systems.

The disease can resemble chickenpox, measles and smallpox. They begin as small flat spots, before becoming small bumps which then fill with at first clear fluid and then yellow fluid, which subsequently burst and scab over. Monkey pox is distinguished from other viral exanthems by the presence of swollen glands. These characteristically appear behind the ear, below the jaw, in the neck or in the groin, before the onset of the rash.

Since monkey pox is a rare disease, please consider herpes infection such as varicella first if monkey pox is not an epidemic. It differs from varicella in that vesicular lesions exist on the palms and soles.