Health Topics

How is monkeypox spread?

  • Monkeypox is a smallpox-like disease that was first detected 50 years ago in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • New cases of community transmission have recently been observed in Europe in men who have sex with men.
Smallpox is a disease that causes smallpox-like symptoms but less severe.

Smallpox is a disease native from Africa that is transmitted while being in contact with some mammals such as primates and rodents.