The spread of monkeypox, which causes fever and blisters when infected, is unusual, but there are concerns that it will spread into a pandemic as overseas travel, which was restricted due to Corona 19, is increasing again.



Monkey smallpox is a viral disease that mainly occurs in central and western Africa.



Recently, cases of infection have been confirmed not only in Europe and North America, but also in the Middle East.



Experts believe that monkeypox is unlikely to cause a global epidemic like the coronavirus.



Unlike COVID-19, which is spread through aerosols, monkey pox is transmitted through close contact with bodily fluids such as saliva, which means that the chance of passing it on to others is relatively low.



In addition, since it is very similar to the smallpox virus, the smallpox vaccine can be expected to prevent 85%.



However, infectious disease experts urged that the current situation should not be taken lightly as an unprecedented pattern of spread is being confirmed.

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