The Monkey Pox virus is a rare zoonotic infection caused by the Varicella-zoster virus, which is in the same family as the virus that causes chickenpox. It is typically found in tropical and subtropical areas of West and Central Africa, but can also occur in other parts of the world. Symptoms of Monkeypox include fever, skin rash, swollen lymph nodes, muscle aches, chills, and in rare cases, pneumonia.
The virus is transmitted from person to person, or through contact with infected animals. Treatment usually includes supportive care and antiviral medications.