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Monkeypox is a virus similar to smallpox that is found in West African rain forests. Community-acquired monkeypox has never before occurred in the United States. The symptoms are a characteristic rash and fever, with over half of the infected experiencing respiratory symptoms as well. Monkeypox is commonly received from exposure to an infected animal, such as prarie dogs.


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