Monkeypox: The cases of monkeypox are increasing continuously. Meanwhile, many questions related to this problem are running in the minds of people. An important question in these questions is whether monkeypox is a virus or a disease? For information about this topic, we have a conversation with Dr Gunjan Mittal, a physician at Max Hospital, Noida. The doctor says that monkeypox is a virus, which is spread from animals to humans. Most of its symptoms are like smallpox. However, it is believed to be less severe than smallpox. It has also been confirmed by the WHO that although the symptoms of monkeypox are similar to those of smallpox, it is less severe than smallpox.
What do experts say?
Doctor Gunjan Mittal says that monkeypox virus is a double-stranded DNA virus, which belongs to the orthopoxvirus genus of the family Poxviridae.
Which animals can spread monkeypox?