What is the monkeypox virus and how is it transmitted?

News Today 11.05.2022

Monkeypox is a rare zoonotic (disease that spread from animals to humans) viral disease belonging to the Orthopoxvirus genus in the Poxviridae family, the same virus family as smallpox.Monkeypox was first discovered in animals in 1958 when two outbreaks occurred in captive monkey colonies kept for research purposes. Hence, the name ‘monkeypox’. (Read More)


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