There are two different types of monkeypox rash: Clade I, which evolved in Central Africa, and Clade II, which arose in West Africa. lineage IIb, a subtype of the less severe West African lineage, is the source of the current global epidemic (2022–2023).
It might take days or even weeks after exposure before you experience symptoms. Monkeypox rash symptoms include:
- Inflammation of lymph nodes
- Muscle pain
However, not all individuals who are infected with the monkeypox rash experience the same symptoms. Symptoms can vary and may include:
- Flu-like symptoms followed by the development of a rash. In some cases, individuals may not experience any rash at all.
- The rash may appear all over the body or only in a few areas, with some people developing several bumps or blisters.
You may not be aware that you have monkeypox rash. Even if you do not exhibit many symptoms of the virus, you might still infect others via extended close contact.