Should we be worried about monkeypox?
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Should we be worried about monkeypox?

Erin Dean Health journalist

Find out how to spot the signs, when nurses might be at risk, and treatment options for people who contract the virus

Monkeypox is a rare disease related to smallpox, caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. It was first identified in monkeys in 1958, with the first human case in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since then, the infection has been reported in a number of central and western African countries, and can be spread by animals such as rodents, including rats, mice and squirrels.

Nursing Standard. 37, 7, 13-13. doi: 10.7748/ns.37.7.13.s10

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