Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle ache, swollen lymph nodes, chills, exhaustion, or a rash that resembles pimples or blisters. The rash can be painful or itchy. Symptoms usually start within three weeks after exposure and will typically last two to four weeks.
The University of Oklahoma is closely monitoring the state of the monkeypox virus across its three campuses and throughout Oklahoma and will follow guidance issued by the CDC and the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The university will share any specific information that relates to the OU community as it develops.
If you are experiencing symptoms, or believe you were exposed to the virus, self-isolate and, during business hours, contact your campus health center:
Outside of business hours, call your local emergency room.