Massachusetts Medical Society: Monkeypox

Monkeypox

Monkeypox


Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus, a member of the Orthopoxvirus genus in the family Poxviridae, the same family of viruses as that causes smallpox. Monkeypox symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms but are usually milder. Monkeypox is not related to chickenpox. In May 2022, multiple cases of monkeypox were identified in several non-endemic countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the 2022 Monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. The White House has declared monkeypox a public health emergency.



Transmission and Prevention

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Incubation Period, Symptoms and Contagiousness

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Vaccination

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Treatment

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Monkeypox FAQS from the CDC


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