Where Did The Name Monkey Pox Come From?

edThe name Monkeypox is derived from the fact that the virus was first identified in 1958 in laboratory monkeys. The virus can also be found in other wild animals, including squirrels and other rodents, which researchers believe to be the most likely natural hosts of the virus. Monkeypox is a milder form of smallpox, which was historically found in monkeys.

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