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Monkeypox and Covid 19 are not the same diseases.

Monkeypox results in a rash like in smallpox. But the percentage of death is significantly lower than for smallpox. Monkeypox virus belongs to orthopoxvirus, this was isolated in the late 1950s from sick monkeys. The strains of monkeypox isolated from central Africa is less virulent than west Africa.

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Dr. Shyamala Arani