Can monkeypox kill you?

Monkeypox is mostly a mild, self-limiting disease that lasts two to three weeks. However, in some cases, it can cause death. According to the WHO, the fatality rate “in recent times has fluctuated between 3% and 6%. The West African monkeypox virus is considered to be milder than that in Central Africa.

Monkeypox is a disease caused by a virus in the same family as smallpox, but it's not as serious, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, monkeypox can kill up to 1 in 10 people who contract the disease, according to observations in Africa, according to the CDC.

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