What is monkey pox ?

The virus belongs to the Orthopoxvirus genus, which includes the variola virus, the cause of smallpox.

Monkey pox is less contagious than small pox.

The symptoms are same as small pox but 30% milder.

The incubation period is 1 to 2 weeks.

It spreads from an animal,human or contaminated object.

It enters the body through broken skin, the respiratory tract or the mucous membranes in the eyes, nose or mouth.

Imvanex smallpox vaccine to close contacts of a person diagnosed with monkeypox. 

It has spread to 28 member states of the WHO.

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