Monkeypox is a rare disease commonly spread through infected wildlife animals in some parts of Africa.
It was first discovered among monkeys kept for research in 1958, hence the name Monkey Pox.
In 1960, the first human monkeypox infection was detected in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
According to the National Health Service website in the United Kingdom, the disease is very similar to smallpox, which often causes rashes on the face.
This rare disease is transmitted to humans through the bite of an animal infected with monkey pox or by contact with its blood, body fluids or fur.
It usually takes 5 to 21 days for the initial symptoms of monkeypox to appear.
The primary symptoms of monkeypox are fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen glands, shivering and fatigue.
The appearance of a rash on the skin is observed 5 days after the onset of the initial symptoms.
The blisters look almost like chickenpox because the disease looks like chickenpox and there are small red blisters all over the body.
The illness usually lasts for 2-4 weeks. But pox-like spots remain on the body.