Monkeypox cases have been identified in Dallas County. The Monkeypox virus spreads between people primarily through direct contact with sores, scabs, or body fluids from an infected individual. It also can be spread by respiratory secretions during prolonged, face-to-face contact. Those infected with monkeypox may experience fever, rash, and swollen lymph nodes, as well as more serious complications. Some individuals will have mild to no symptoms and can still test positive for the virus.