Monkeypox 2022
A virus, discovered in 1958, with reemergence in late 2018 in Congo. It has similarities in symptoms and sign to smallpox virus, but with less severity. Smallpox was eradicated from the world using mass vaccinations, and vaccine protocol was stopped in 1973-4. Current Monkypox cases have been more common in homosexual men, but its spread can go to anyone, via skin and large air droplets (cough). Currently NOT a pandemic. Testing available in Lebanon via PCR method.