Monkeypox symptoms: The 7 early signs to look for
This 1997 image provided by the CDC, during an investigation into an outbreak of monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), formerly Zaire, depicts the dorsal surfaces of the hands of a monkeypox case patient, who was displaying the appearance of the characteristic rash during its recuperative stage. (AP)

Monkeypox is mostly transmitted when someone comes into contact with an animal, another human or materials contaminated with the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The virus can enter the body through broken skin, respiratory tract, eyes, nose or mouth. The CDC said this most recent outbreak of monkeypox began over the past two weeks in countries that do not normally report monkeypox, such as Portugal, the United Kingdom and Spain. In the United States, a Massachussetts man was infected with monkeypox, and officials also have reported a possible case in N...