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Monkeypox is spreading in Texas. Here’s what you need to know about causes, symptoms and treatment.

The virus isn’t airborne, so it isn’t as easy to contract as COVID-19. But experts say it shouldn’t be ignored.

A healthcare worker prepares a syringe at a monkeypox vaccination clinic run by CIUSSS public health authorities in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on June 6, 2022.

What are its origins?

What are the symptoms?

How does the virus spread?

How is monkeypox treated?

Is there a monkeypox vaccine?

How much of a threat is the virus to the public and health care system?

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