- We spoke to two former monkeypox patients who described their distressing experiences.
- Monkeypox is similar to smallpox but is not as infectious or deadly. The virus spreads through physical contact and bodily fluids.
- More than 18,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported around the world.
More than 18,000 monkeypox cases have been reported in 78 countries. The World Health Organization calls the outbreak a "public health emergency of international concern."