The monkeypox virus is an orthopoxvirus, which is a genus of viruses that also includes the variola virus, which causes smallpox, and vaccinia virus, which was used in the smallpox vaccine
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People coming into contact with monkeypox are now being advised to quarantine for 3 weeks
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), monkeypox begins with a fever, headache, muscle aches, back ache, and exhaustion.
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Monkeypox causes symptoms similar to smallpox, although they are less severe.
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