On top of the common illnesses that spread on college campuses each year and COVID-19, there’s another virus thrown into the mix this year: monkeypox.
Monkeypox is a painful virus spread primarily through skin contact, and the number of cases is rising. With the semester approaching, many institutions are preparing for possible outbreaks, and students should take proper precautions to protect themselves.
According to the CDC, more than 10,000 confirmed monkeypox cases are in the U.S. as of August 2022. So what does this mean for students returning to school in the coming weeks?
Here are some essential things you need to know about monkeypox before returning to campus this semester.