Monkey pox is an infectious disease caused by a virus and is a member of the orthopoxvirus genus. It is primarily spread through direct contact with an infected animal or human or through the sharing of materials, such as bedding, that has been contaminated with the virus. In some cases, it can be transmitted indirectly through the air from an infected person.
The disease is rare and rarely causes serious illness, but it can be severe and cause complications if it is not treated properly. The best way to protect yourself from the virus is to avoid contact with wild animals and practice good hygiene.