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Speaking to TalkTV’s The News Desk, James M, who wanted to keep his surname anonymous, detailed his first signs of the rare infection. The monkeypox patient listed his symptoms, which ranged from fever to back pain.
“I fell ill much like a flu, fever, very exhausted back pain and on the calling local clinic they advised that I should go for a monkeypox test, which I was surprised by but I went along with it and got tested and I got that positive diagnosis.”
At first, James thought he had a sexually transmitted infection (STI) as he slept with around 10 new partners in the weeks before his symptoms started, according to Mail Online.