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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed16 monkeypox cases in Indiana



Indianapolis, Indiana – There are 16 total monkeypox cases in Indiana confirmed, and 1,470 cases nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Thursday.

From five to 21 days after exposure, monkeypox cases usually begin with fever, headaches, chills, and body aches.

Within one to three days after symptoms begin, the patient develops a rash.

The illness lasts from two to four weeks. Patients are considered infectious until all scabs from the rash have fallen off.

According to Dr. Jerome Adams, WISH-TV’s medical expert and a former U.S. surgeon general, the outbreak of monkeypox will “get worse before it gets better.”

More information regarding monkeypox can be found on the CDC’s website.