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What is Monkeypox and should I be worried?

Monkeypox is a DNA virus that belongs to the Orthopoxvirus genus of the Poxviridae family. Monkeypox was first discovered in monkeys, hence the name.. Later investigation found that rodents were the main carrier. So it should really be called Ratpox which sounds equally unappealing! Smallpox and Cowpox are also within the Poxviridae family. And handily […]

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