Despite its rapid emergence in 2022 following the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Monkeypox is not a newly found disease. The zoonotic disease was first detected in 1958 in colonies of monkeys. Following that, the first reported clinical case of monkeypox was recorded in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

The condition is very prevalent across African countries, especially in the underdeveloped countries across central and western African countries. However, recent reports also suggest the infection spread to countries like Israel, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and even Singapore.

Given its alarming resurgence across multiple countries worldwide, global health bodies like the World Health Organization suggest optimal precautions against the further spread of the infection.

This article will further explore Monkeypox, the standard symptoms, treatment options and its impacts on pregnancy.

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