Monkeypox Resources for Social Workers
Monkeypox is a disease caused by infection of the monkeypox virus. Symptoms are similar to smallpox but milder and include fever, chills, fatigues and an itchy rash that looks like pimples or blisters. About 19,000 cases had been reported in the United States by August 2022.
Data suggests that the current outbreak in the United States has high rates of known cases among men who have sex with other men. However, the disease can spread to anyone who has had close personal contact with others.