According to World health Organization (WHO), Monkeypox has so far been reported from 11 countries that normally don’t have the disease.
WHO says they are working with these countries & others to expand surveillance, and provide guidance. There are about 80 confirmed cases, and 50 pending investigations. More likely to be reported.
Monkeypox is a viral zoonosis (a virus transmitted to humans from animals) with symptoms very similar to those seen in the past in smallpox patients, although it is clinically less severe. It is caused by monkeypox virus, a member of the Orthopoxvirus genus in the family Poxvirida.
Monkeypox is transmitted to humans through close contact with an infected person or animal, or with material contaminated with the virus. It can also be transmitted from one person to another by close contact with lesions, body fluids, respiratory droplets and contaminated materials such as bedding.