What Is Monkey Pox Virus?

Monkey Pox Virus is a rare and zoonotic poxvirus belonging to the same family as smallpox and cowpox. It is apparent that humans can contract the virus from animals, and also from human to human contact.

Symptoms of Monkey Pox Virus include fever, headache, rash, and lesions on the body, face, extremities, eyelids, and mucosal surfaces. It can cause high fevers and other serious respiratory symptoms, including difficulty breathing, as well as lymphadenopathy. In rare cases, Monkey Pox can lead to death.

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