How Was Monkey Pox Created?

Monkeypox was first discovered in 1958 when two outbreaks of a pox-like disease occurred in outbreaks in monkeys kept for research purposes in Copenhagen Zoo and in the State of Research Institute in Belgrade. The virus responsible for the disease is known as Monkeypox virus, a member of the Orthopoxvirus genus and was first identified in 1970.

It is believed that the disease was created when the virus jumped from infected rodents to humans. Studies have shown that the virus is able to survive in the environment for up to two weeks, which enables a direct transfer from infected animals or people to susceptible animals or humans.

Leave a Comment