Let's Talk About Monkeypox (Video)

While most people have never heard of Monkeypox, this rare viral disease made headlines earlier this year when it was diagnosed in the United States for the first time. 

Monkeypox is similar to smallpox, another viral disease eradicated through vaccination. Both diseases cause a fever and a rash, but monkeypox is generally less severe than smallpox and rarely results in death. Most people who contract monkeypox do not require hospitalization, and the disease usually resolves on its own within a few weeks. 

However, some people may develop more serious symptoms, such as pneumonia or encephalitis. There is no specific treatment for monkeypox, but patients can receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms.

The best way to prevent monkeypox is to avoid contact with wild animals or people who are sick. There is a vaccination that can also provide some protection against monkeypox.

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