What is Monkeypox?
Monkeypox is a disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus is part of the same family of viruses as variola virus, the virus that causes smallpox. Monkeypox symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms, but milder. Since May 2022 several clusters of Monkeypox have been reported in several countries that do not normally have Monkeypox including European countries (UK, Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, Sweden), Canada, Australia, and the United States.