According to Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr, University Professor Dr. Mathilde Krim-amfAR, chair of Global Health Epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, in an interview with AmNews, in order to be infected “somebody has had contact with someone who has monkeypox and particularly what we call close contact, skin-to-skin close contact in particular. . . it takes a couple of weeks and then they come down with some of these symptoms of monkeypox and these could start with a skin rash and the skin rash can occur anywhere in the body and…it has a certain characteristic look some of the skin rashes on the palms and the soles, in the genital area but it’s a very firm kind of skin rash and has a very specific appearance.”

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