What is monkeypox exactly, and why is it spreading?
Learn all about this new virus
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As the world continues to feel the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the spread of other viruses is on people's minds. One of the more pressing concerns is the spread of monkeypox, a chickenpox-like virus that causes unpleasant skin lesions.
Until very recently, the monkeypox virus had not been seen outside of West and Central Africa for years. Since May 2022, however, it has spread to various other continents.
If you're concerned or simply curious, check out this gallery to learn all about monkeypox.
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