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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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Epidemiology

Monkeypox Virus Outbreaks - All Countries and Territories with Active Monkeypox Virus Transmission

(Source: World Health Organization)

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