For months now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been reminding clinicians of the telltale signs of monkeypox: flu-like symptoms, large pustules on the skin…. However, The New York Times reports public health officials have found that while those symptoms do occur commonly in patients ultimately diagnosed with the virus, some patients have smaller lesions that resemble mosquito bites or ingrown hairs. Others never develop a rash at all. And some experience confusion, seizures, eye infection, and inflammation of the heart. In addition, it’s been found that symptomatic and asymptomatic patients can spread the virus through multiple means including sustained close contact, sex itself, or contact with semen, vaginal fluids, urine, or feces.
It’s Time to Revisit What We Know About Monkeypox Symptoms and Transmission