Monkeypox virus

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Monkeypox virus (MPV or MPXV) is a double-stranded DNA, zoonotic virus that causes monkeypox in humans and other animals. It belongs to the genus Orthopoxvirus in the family Poxviridae. It is not related to smallpox. Monkeypox disease is similar to smallpox, but with a milder rash and lower death rate.[1][2][3]

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