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Monkeypox Outbreak in India: All you need to know about Monkeypox infection

The sudden outbreak of the novel Coronavirus in 2020 admittedly took India by surprise. What the country witnessed in the following months was widespread panic and an increased awareness about the dangers of biomedical hazards like endemics and pandemics.

In 2022, the recent roundup of Delhi news has been filled with the talks of a new virus called Monkeypox.

What is Monkeypox? How dangerous is it? Is Monkeypox and Smallpox the same? What are the symptoms of Monkeypox? What is the rate of Monkeypox transmission? Let’s find out.

Read along to discover all you need to know about Monkeypox cases in India.

What is Monkeypox? - Severity and Symptoms

As per the bulletin of information published by the World Health Organisation, Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease which is caused due to infection from the Monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus cases have been reported in as many as 92 nations so far.

The Monkeypox virus is believed to have originated from tropical rainforest regions of Africa. All Monkeypox cases that have been detected in Delhi and India so far include international travelers entering the nation from different countries.

It typically lasts between 2-4 weeks. The earliest signs include the formation of rashes that may be located on or near the genitalia. However, there have been cases where rashes started developing in other areas like the hands, feet