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Monkeypox is a rare disease that is caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox can cause flu-like symptoms and a rash. In some cases, the rash may start first followed by other symptoms, while others only experience a rash. Human-to-human contact is the main form of transmission of monkeypox virus by direct contact with lesions, infected body fluids, or from respiratory secretions during prolonged face-to-face contact. A person is considered infectious until all scabs separate and a fresh layer of skin is formed.