Will monkeypox become another COVID or HIV?

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Will monkeypox become another COVID? The answer is no.  

Though monkeypox has been reported in over 20,000 people in more than 75 countries, and the World Health Organization has called it a global health emergency – they delayed far longer with COVID – nevertheless, there are definite reasons to believe it doesn’t have nearly the same potential as COVID. 

For one thing, monkeypox doesn’t spread nearly as easily and it may be identified by a characteristic pustular or vesicular rash, which generally occurs three days after the onset of flu-like symptoms. Isolation of affected individuals and tracing their contacts is imperative, and far easier to accomplish than with COVID, which often spreads asymptomatically and has become more transmissible with each emerging omicron sub variant.  

Tubes labeled “Monkeypox Virus,” with results marked, are pictured in this illustration taken May 23, 2022. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Illustration)

Will monkeypox become another HIV? The answer is again a resounding no.  

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