Monkeypox Overview

Monkeypox

What is monkeypox?

Monkeypox is a contagious rash illness caused by the monkeypox virus. The virus is in the same family of viruses as the virus that causes smallpox. Monkeypox causes milder illness than smallpox, but some symptoms can be severe. The monkeypox virus can spread from animals to people and from person to person.

VDH Monkeypox Fact Sheet

Information about Monkeypox

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