Author: Prashalan Govender

By PRASHALAN GOVENDER This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Monkeypox “a public health emergency of international concern”. But, many people still do not know what it is, how it is contracted, and whether or not it is fatal.   DISCLAIMER: THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS BASED ON WHAT HEALTH OFFICIALS KNOW SO FAR ABOUT THE VIRUS.  What is it?  Monkeypox is a virus which is a less deadly cousin to smallpox. It was first transmitted to humans by animals when humans had direct contact with infected animals or their fluids. Despite the name, the virus is believed to have…

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