To date, nearly two dozen countries have confirmed instances of monkeypox. The Ministry of Public Health has supplied important information regarding viral illnesses following this (MoPH).

“Monkeypox is an extremely rare disease that shares many characteristics with smallpox,” according to the Ministry of Health, but it frequently has milder symptoms.

It was first discovered in monkey colonies in 1958, and later in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1970. Monkeypox epidemics were also seen in Central and West Africa in the years that followed.

According to the Ministry of Public Health, this disease is strikingly similar to smallpox, which was declared eradicated in 1980. Monkeypox is a less contagious and less severe virus than smallpox, according to the Ministry of Health.

The disease can also be spread by intimate contact with an infected person or animal, according to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). Clothing and bedding contaminated with toxins could be used to spread sickness. The monkeypox virus, according to the Ministry of Public Health, is significantly less contagious than COVID-19 and seasonal influenza.

The people in one’s immediate family are especially susceptible to sickness. According to the Ministry of Public Health, no instances of monkeypox have been documented in Qatar as of yet.

According to a Ministry of Health statement, the healthcare system is well-equipped to handle any suspected or confirmed cases of the disease. Public and private health care providers have also been encouraged to keep a watch out for monkeypox symptoms and to report them to health authorities if they see them.

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