October 2, 2022
Monkeypox and COVID-19: What are the differences and how do they spread?

(KTXL) — California currently has the second-most monkeypox cases in the country at seven, as of Tuesday, according to data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Health officials say monkeypox is less contagious and spreads slower than the coronavirus, as the latter can spread even if someone with the virus doesn’t have symptoms.  

According to the California Department of Public Health, the way it spreads is by very close and/or prolonged contact with someone with symptoms, including through: 

A fever is a similar symptom of COVID-19 while a cough, trouble breathing, stomach issues, headaches, muscle aches, and the loss of taste and smell are other signs of the virus, health officials said. 

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