Monkeypox is a disease that has been around for centuries, but is now on the rise.
Monkeypox is a viral disease that was first discovered in 1958 in monkeys, hence its name. The disease can be spread to humans through contact with infected animals or through human-to-human transmission. The virus is closely related to the variola virus, which causes smallpox. In fact, monkeypox has been used as a vaccine against smallpox in some areas of Africa. The symptoms of monkeypox are similar to those of smallpox and include fever, fatigue and rashes.
Although there have been cases of monkeypox in the US since 1970, it wasn’t until 2014 that an outbreak occurred on American soil. Since then, there have been cases reported in Illinois and Wisconsin.