**Monkey pox is considered to be a very severe and deadly disease. ** It has a mortality rate of up to 10 percent and can cause significant health issues. The virus is highly contagious and can spread rapidly from one person to another through direct contact with an infected individual or from contact with bedding, clothing or other objects used by an infected person.
It is most commonly found in central and western Africa, but cases have been reported in many other parts of the world, including the United States, Europe and Asia. Monkey pox symptoms include fever, headaches, extreme tiredness, swollen lymph nodes as well as a rash which appears on the face and spreads to other parts of the body.
Treatment options include antiviral medications and supportive care.