Monkeypox is a rare disease that is caused by infection with the Monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus is a member of the orthopox virus genus related to smallpox. However, Monkeypox has a similar but less severe clinical presentation and is less contagious than smallpox. Until recently, Monkeypox was mostly present in Central and West African countries, with sporadic cases occasionally in travelers.

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