Monkeypox is a viral zoonosis (a virus transmitted to humans from animals) with symptoms similar to those seen in the past in smallpox patients, is it a diesase or virus? and how can it be treated.
Monkeypox is a viral disease that can be spread between people or between people and certain animals
what is monkeypox
a rare disease that is similar to smallpox and can be transmitted by contact and droplet exposure.
Antiviral therapy — Several antivirals may be useful for the treatment of monkeypox. Some of these drugs were approved for treatment of smallpox based on animal models and dose and safety studies in healthy humans but are expected to have the same activity against monkeypox. At this time, tecovirimat is the treatment of choice.
Monkeypox occurs mainly in the jungles of central and western Africa. The disease, unlike smallpox, is a typical zoonosis in that most cases occur as a result of direct contact with an infected animal
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