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Monkeypox is a rare viral infection which can symptoms including rash,  fever, headaches, swellings, back pain and aching muscles. Most people with monkeypox fully recover and do not need treatment. Anyone who is concerned that they may have monkeypox should avoid close contact with people and call NHS 111 or a sexual health clinic.

For more information about how monkeypox is passed from person to person or on the symptoms, please visit the NHS website. You can also find further information on monkeypox on the Government website or the World Health Organisation website.

If you are concerned that you may have monkeypox, check out our information about getting in touch with your local sexual health clinic.


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