Monkeypox And Smallpox: How Are They Different From Each Other?

Just when the world was hoping to say good-by to COVID-19, Monkeypox virus appears to be spreading

Nearly 100 cases of Monkeypox have already been identified in over 12 countries

It is caused by the Orthopox virus which is very much akin to smallpox but is usually milder

This primarily spreads through skin-to-skin contact but researchers are also looking for other possible modes of transmission

The incubation period is a bit more compared to small pox ranging from 5 to 21 days

It initially starts with a cold, fever, headache, chills, muscle aches, and loss of appetite exhaustion

Rashes first appear over the face and later spread across the body