Monkey pox is a rare viral disease that is related to the smallpox virus. It is caused by the monkeypox virus and can be transmitted to humans from wild animals such as rodents, primates, and squirrels.
Symptoms of the virus include fever, rash, chills, and headache. In severe cases, there may be breathing difficulty due to fluid in the lungs, or vomiting and diarrhea. Treatment is supportive care and the use of antiviral medications.
Vaccination is considered an effective way to prevent monkey pox.