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Monkeypox Information / Fact Sheet

Monkeypox Information & Fact Sheet
For years, the United States has invested in research on monkeypox and in tools to effectively respond to the disease.  Monkeypox is a virus that is generally spread through close or intimate contact, with symptoms that include a rash and fever. It is much less transmissible than fast-spreading respiratory diseases like COVID-19, and this outbreak has not caused any deaths in the United States.
The virus, however, is spreading in the United States and globally, and requires a comprehensive response from federal, state, local, and international governments and communities.