Monkeypox

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Monkeypox

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus is part of the same family of viruses as smallpox. Like smallpox, anyone can get monkeypox and symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms but milder and monkeypox is rarely fatal. Monkeypox is not related to chickenpox.

Monkeypox is much more difficult to catch than other transmissible viruses.  At this time the Monkeypox vaccine is not available at CG Public Health.
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