Monkeyox is an uncommon and emergent infectious disease caused by the Monkeypox virus, a member of the genus Orthopoxvirus, which also includes the viral agent that causes smallpox. Monkeypox infection can result in skin eruptions that look similar to that of chickenpox, but the two diseases are distinct and unrelated. An ongoing 2022 epidemic of monkeypox has seen the disease expand beyond its usual prevalence and geographic range.
Monkeypox is a zoonotic disease (one that is conveyed from animals to humans) that is most often transmitted by rodents. Infection in humans usually occurs when forest dwelling mammals who carry the virus come into contact with humans. Although the reservoir host of monkeypox is unknown, infected animals can transmit the virus...Read more