Australia issues monkeypox alert after 44 recorded cases

Australia has launched the alert to combat monkeypox, after having registered 44 injuries, and local authorities in Australia had issued a medical alert to working doctors and hospitals in all over the country, in precedence.

Monkeypox is transmitted in Central and West Africa, which is often close to tropical rainforests, and is considered an endemic disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and was first discovered there in 1970.

The disease can be transmitted from person to person through airborne droplets, close physical contact, or sharing contaminated bedding or items.

The virus usually causes symptoms similar to those of smallpox, but they are less severe. Cases can also be severe.