The virus was first detected in humans in the Congo in 1970. Monkeypox is transmitted to humans from infected animals such as rats.
Monkeypox generally starts with flu according to CDC. These are milder than smallpox symptoms. The main symptoms are fatigue, aches, chills, and fever.
Yes, there has a vaccine for Monkey Pox. The vaccine that was originally invented for smallpox is also used for monkeypox.
Monkeypox cases are very rare in the US. The first Monkeypox case was in Massachusetts in this year.