What is Monkeypox?

Monkeypox is a viral disease that is caused by infection with the monkeypox virus (MPV). It is a member of the Orthopoxvirus genus family that includes other conditions such as cowpox, horsepox, smallpox (variola), and vaccinia viruses. MPV was first discovered in monkeys in 1958, although rodents are now seen as the probable main animal […]