Monkeypox is a rare viral zoonotic disease and is similar to smallpox. It is primarily transmitted to humans through contact with infected animals, including rodents and primates, or through contact with materials contaminated with the virus. In rare cases, the virus can also be transmitted from human to human.
The symptoms of monkeypox include fever, fatigue, body aches, spots in the mouth, and a rash or blister-like lesions all over the body. It can be a serious illness, although rare cases have been fatal.