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Monkeypox Testing Services in Silver Spring and Kensington, MD

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Fast Track Urgent Care is closely following guidance from the Maryland Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the recent monkeypox outbreak in the United States. Our physician-led teams in Silver Spring and Kensington are currently offering monkeypox testing services and are here to address your concerns. To start, let’s examine a few of the most common questions about monkeypox.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Monkeypox?

Monkeypox is a contagious viral disease. It causes a rash that usually appears around the buttocks or the genital area, although it can also develop on the hands, feet, chest, face, or mouth. The rash often resembles blisters or pimples initially and scabs prior to healing. Monkeypox symptoms typically last two to four weeks.

Other possible signs and symptoms of a monkeypox infection include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Chills
  • Exhaustion
  • Swollen lymph nodes

It’s a good idea to promptly receive monkeypox testing at Fast Track Urgent Care if you develop these symptoms or have been in close contact with an individual who has recently tested positive.

Who Is at Risk for Monkeypox?

The U.S. monkeypox outbreak is largely affecting men who have sex with other men. However, it’s important to note that anyone, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation, can contract monkeypox and should receive testing if potential symptoms develop.

Monkeypox can be spread through:

  • Intimate sexual contact
  • Other forms of contact, such as touching shared objects, touching a rash directly, or exposure to respiratory secretions
  • Pregnancy, from mother to baby
  • A bite from an infected animal

Your Partner in Care

As this outbreak continues to evolve, Fast Track Urgent Care in Silver Spring and Kensington will be here to provide the monkeypox testing services you or your loved ones may require. To find answers to any questions you may have or learn the latest developments regarding treatments or vaccine availability, contact our friendly professionals today at 844-202-1532 or connect with us online.