Monkeypox facts


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Monkeypox was first discovered in 1958 and since then it has spread across much of the world. Originally it was discovered in a small colony of monkeys used for research, eventually, in 1970, it was discovered in humans for the first time. 

Where it started

Monkeypox originally started from monkeys kept in research at a Statens Serum Institute in Copenhagen. It was first discovered in humans in 1970 in several central and west African countries. 


The symptoms are like the flu. You’ll get a fever, have low energy,  swollen lymph nodes, and body aches.

Monkeypox Process

First, you’ll catch a fever and feel like you caught the flu. 1-3 days after the fever you will develop sores and/or rashes. Monkeypox usually takes around 2-4 weeks to go away and you may be left with some scars. You can simply avoid these problems by washing your hands, staying isolated, covering rashes, sores, or scabs, and don’t share personal items with others.

How you can get monkeypox

You can catch monkeypox by sharing unwashed clothes and other people’s towels. Monkeypox is usually spread through direct contact with infectious sores, scabs, or body fluids. It is also said that you can receive monkeypox through door handles and toilet seats or anything else that is touched by humans. Monkeypox can sit for over 120 years. It can infect someone from up to 5 miles away. You can’t catch this disease by simply walking or talking to others with monkeypox. Monkeypox is not a deadly disease and it usually goes away on its own.