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The first case of monkeypox in humans was recorded in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of Congo(CDC)

Rare but not alarming: All you need to know about monkeypox found in Texas

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2021 06:58 PM IST
  • Monkeypox belongs to the same family of viruses as smallpox. It is a rare but potentially serious viral illness that is characterised by flu-like symptoms and swelling of the lymph nodes, which gradually progresses to a widespread rash all over the face and body.
Russia has said there is no threat of contamination after an explosion and fire at a Soviet-era biological weapons facility in Siberia that stocked samples of the Ebola and smallpox viruses. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
Russia has said there is no threat of contamination after an explosion and fire at a Soviet-era biological weapons facility in Siberia that stocked samples of the Ebola and smallpox viruses. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)

Russia says no threat of contamination after blast in lab holding smallpox

Moscow | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2019 08:33 PM IST
The blast happened Monday at “Vector”, a state-run virus and biotechnology research centre that is one of only two locations in the world to hold the smallpox virus.
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