Monkeypox: Kerala on high alert

For Prelims.
  • Monkeypox: It is caused by monkeypox virus.
  • It is a zoonotic disease (transmitted from animals to humans).
  • First detected in the African nation of ‘Democratic Republic of Congo.’
  • Fatality rate is very high (approximately 10%).
  • No vaccine has yet been created for the disease.

Source : The Hindu