Monkeypox virus (MPXV) was first discovered in 1958.

The virus got its name "Monkeypox" from monkeys in which the infection first detected.

The first human case of Monkeypox (MPXV) was recorded in 1970 in the DROC (Democratic Republic of Congo).

Till now, Monkeypox has spreaded in over 20 countries across the world.

But the good news is, Monkeypox is far less contagious as compared to COVID19, measles, or smallpox.

In most cases, it is a self-limited infection, so you don't need to be panic.