South Plains Public Health District
Serving The Communities Of
Gaines, Yoakum, Terry, & Dawson Counties


Monkeypox symptoms

Monkeypox symptoms usually start within 3 weeks of exposure to the virus. 

  • Symptoms can start with fever, headache, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, chills, or exhaustion.
  • After flu-like symptoms, a rash appears that can look like pimples or blisters.
  • Monkeypox can spread from when symptoms start and until the rash has healed and fresh skin has formed, which can take several weeks.

Learn More at: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/IDCU/disease/monkeypox/Monkeypox/