Here are three things we know about monkeypox and three things we want to find out. Unlike the related smallpox virus, variola, which only affected humans, monkeypox virus is found in rodents and other animals in parts of Africa. Australia never had mass smallpox vaccination. The monkeypox virus has a very large genome, so is more complex to study than smaller RNA viruses, such as influenza and SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID). Read more: How monkeypox epidemic is likely to play out – in four graphsAnother factor is COVID.
Source: CNN June 26, 2022 01:26 UTC