**If you develop a rash that spreads across your body or have flu-like symptoms, it could be a sign that you have monkey pox. The best way to know for sure is to see a doctor.
A doctor can take a sample of your rash and perform a laboratory test to confirm if monkey pox is the cause. Other symptoms of monkey pox include headaches, fever, muscle aches, chills, and swollen lymph nodes. It is also important to note that monkey pox is contagious in close contact with an infected person.