On Sunday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that monkeypox is very risky for global public health.

According to World Health Organization (WHO), the monkeypox is now detected in 23 countries, with over 250 confirmed global cases.

World Health Organization (WHO) also said that the number of monkeypox cases can be increased in non-endemic countries and endemic countries.

Monkeypox is transmitted to humans through close contact with an infected person or animal, material contaminated with the virus.

The global health agency also said many reported cases have no travel links with an endemic area.


Monkeypox was first discovered in 1958 when two pox-like diseases occurred in monkeys kept for research that why it is known as monkeypox.

Monkeypox was first reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1970 when efforts were made to eradicate smallpox.

Monkeypox is caused due to the monkeypox virus, a member of the orthopoxvirus genus in the family of Poxviridae.