Monkeypox was first discovered in 1958 when two outbreaks of a pox-like disease occurred in colonies of monkeys kept for research.

The first human case of monkeypox was recorded in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The disease is caused by homosexuality. It almost looks like a smallpox

Multi-country monkeypox outbreak in non-endemic countrie

The likelihood of the virus spreading through sexual contact is high, but the risk of transmission through other forms of close contact is low, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control said.

The likelihood of the virus spreading through sexual contact is high, but the risk of transmission through other forms of close contact is low, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control said.

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CDC widens probe into monkeypox in U.S. beyond lone confirmed infection: