Understand Monkeypox in 200 Words

Reference information only.

What is it?

Monkeypox was first discovered in 1958 when two outbreaks of a pox-like disease occurred in colonies of monkeys kept for research, hence the name ‘monkeypox.’ — CDC

Where was it first discovered?

The first human case of monkeypox was recorded in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

What are the symptoms?

  • Fever

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