EXPLAINER: What is monkeypox and where is it spreading?


We're learning more about monkeypox where is it and how serious is it First of all your risk of getting monkeypox is low say officials In the past few days they've identified more than 100 cases of monkeypox in Europe North America Israel and Australia Most of the known cases in Europe have been among men who have sex with men You can be infected though through close contact with a sick person Their clothing or bed sheets But most people recover within a month or less without needing to be hospitalized Monkeypox can be fatal though in up to 6% of cases There are vaccines smallpox vaccines are effective against monkeypox and antiviral drugs are also being developed I'm Rita foley

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