edThe first stage of monkey pox typically begins with a fever, head and body aches, swollen lymph nodes, and flu-like symptoms. In some cases, small, red spots may appear on one or more parts of the body.
As the rash develops, these spots will become raised and will eventually turn into bumps with fluid-filled blisters. Affected individuals may develop additional rashes on other parts of their bodies, and may even develop small blisters in their mouths, which can be painful and uncomfortable. In some rare cases, patients can suffer from severe complications, such as pneumonitis or encephalitis.