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Monkeypox Focus Page
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This 'focus' page has been developed to provide NT Health staff with quick access to up-to-date, reliable information relating to Monkeypox Virus.
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What is Monkeypox
Monkeypox Quick Facts
- Monkeypox is caused by monkeypox virus, a member of the Orthopoxvirus genus in the family Poxviridae.
- Monkeypox is transmitted to humans through close contact with an infected person, animal, or material contaminated with the virus.
- Monkeypox virus is transmitted from one person to another by close contact with lesions, body fluids, respiratory droplets and contaminated materials.
- The clinical presentation of monkeypox resembles that of smallpox, it is less severe than smallpox and causes less severe illness.
- Monkeypox typically presents clinically with fever, rash and swollen lymph nodes.
- Monkeypox is usually a self-limited disease with the symptoms lasting from 2 to 4 weeks.
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Monkeypox Virus Outbreaks - All Countries and Territories with Active Monkeypox Virus Transmission
(Source: World Health Organization)
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