For people that experience any flu-like symptoms listed above, rash/sores usually manifest 1-3 days after. Some people only experience a rash and no other symptoms.
Mpox rashes can look similar to common skin conditions. Regular pimples do not warrant concern, but any unusual blemishes or rashes should not be ignored.
The sores will go through several stages, including scabs, before healing. They can look like pimples or blisters and may be painful and itchy. If a person has sores in the anus, bowel movements can be uncomfortable. The illness usually lasts 2-4 weeks.
Mpox can spread from the time symptoms start until all sores have scabbed and fallen off and a fresh layer of skin has formed. This can take several weeks.