Mpox (monkeypox) is a rare disease that is caused by
infection with the mpox virus. Most cases resolve on
their own, though they can be serious. The illness often begins
with flu-like symptoms before the emergence of a rash and may
last for 2 to 4 weeks. While it’s good to stay alert about any
emerging public health outbreaks, the current risk of getting
mpox in the general public is very low.