Monkey pox is a rare disease caused by monkeypox virus and is primarily found in certain parts of Africa. It is spreading due to a number of factors including the poor living conditions of many of the people in these areas, lack of availability of medical resources, and even the global spread of the virus through human travel. Infectious monkey pox has been found in many countries around the world, which indicates how easily it can spread.
Furthermore, the transmission of the disease often occurs through contact with infected animals such as prairie dogs and Gambian giant rats. Those who come into contact with the infected animals can then unknowingly spread the virus to other humans.
As the virus is highly contagious, it can easily spread from person to person if not quickly contained.