Rare monkeypox disease has recently been found in the United States (USA), after the United Kingdom (Europe) and Europe.

The first monkeypox disease was discovered in 1958 during a study of monkeys infected with pox-like disease.

The first monkeypox infection in the human body was reported in 1960 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

This year, 9 monkeypox cases have been detected in the United Kingdom and 20 in Portugal.

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by the monkeypox virus belonging to the genus Orthopoxvirus.

The variola virus that causes smallpox also belongs to this same genus (orthopoxvirus).

Monkeypox is a zoonosis disease that is transmitted from infected animals to humans.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the virus has been transmitted by animals that carry the virus in tropical rainforests.

Monkeypox infections have been detected in squirrels, Gambian pouched rats, dermis and some species of monkeys.

Outbreaks of monkeypox outside Africa are usually caused by international travel or imported animals.