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Monkeypox: What to look out for, symptoms, and what to do if you think you have it

The Southern Health Trust has issued advice on symptoms and what to do if you think you may have Monkey Pox after the first case was identified in Northern Ireland.

The Public Health Agency said the symptoms to look out for include:

* Unusual rashes or lesions on the body such as face or genital area

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* Fever

The first case of Monkeypox has been discovered in Northern Ireland.

* Muscle aches

* Chills and exhaustion

* Headache

* Swollen lymph nodes

What should you do if you have symptoms?

“Anyone who thinks they have been at risk of exposure should contact their local healthcare provider or GUM clinic. ️

“You will be treated sensitively and confidentially.

“Please phone first ahead of a visit.”

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