Caused by the same family of viruses (Poxviridae) as the variola virus, monkeypox was discovered in 1958 after outbreaks occurred among research monkeys. It was first identified in humans in 1970. Before the 2022 outbreak, nearly all cases seen outside Africa were linked to the continent via travel or animal export. However, data suggest that men who have sex with men (MSM) account for a sizeable majority of current cases. Are you up-to-date on the monkeypox epidemic, including key recent findings, common symptoms, and vaccination guidance? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
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