The monkeypox virus causes the disease monkeypox. Several cases of monkeypox have been recorded in the United States this month, prompting health officials to investigate.
Monkeypox causes a rash that starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body one to three days after the fever starts.
Monkeypox is disseminated via coming into contact with a virus-infected person or animal, as well as contaminated goods.
According to the CDC, the smallpox vaccine is 85 percent effective against monkeypox. There is also a vaccination for monkeypox. There are currently no vaccine recommendations.
"This virus is not new to us. On ABC News' "This Week," Ashish Jha, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said, "We've known about this virus for decades.""
The risk of monkeypox to the general public, according to Tom Inglesby, head of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, is "very, very low."