What to know? 

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Government physician says monkeypox "can be contained" in the United States, a day after WHO declared it a global health emergency.

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Symptoms: what do you see?

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fever headaches muscle aches a lack of energy

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Did the virus spread: how?

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Currently, the outbreak is spreading from person to person.

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Protection: how do I?

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- Don't scratch your skin. - Don't cover the skin. - Use antiseptics or sterilized water. - Apply baking soda or Epsom salts to body lesions. - Use a saltwater rinse for mouth lesions.

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Is there a vaccine?

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Neither vaccine has been proven effective.

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Smallpox vaccines are also used to combat monkeypox in the U.S. because past data suggests they are 85% effective.