**Monkey pox is primarily affecting humans and is a rare viral zoonotic disease that is found mostly in Central and West African countries. It is part of the Orthopoxviridae family of viruses and is transmitted through contact with the infected animals or humans. It can also be contracted via contact with infected objects, such as clothing, bedding, etc.
Symptoms typically include a fever, rash, swollen lymph nodes, and muscle aches. In some cases, complications such as pneumonia, sepsis, or encephalitis may occur.