It's an unsettled question, but experts cite a combination of factors.
It was another turbulent year in the U.S. and across the globe.
The World Health Organization said it was concerned by the “racist and stigmatizing language” that arose after monkeypox spread to more than 100 countries.
The virus has mainly spread among gay and bisexual men, though health officials continue to stress that anyone can be infected.
U.S. health officials are warning doctors against overusing the lone drug available to treat monkeypox. Federal health officials say that even a small mutation in the virus could leave the drug ineffective.
The Navajo Nation has already requested monkeypox vaccines from the federal government, and the first doses are expected to arrive this week.
At least a dozen U.S. pride events are scheduled over the next two months.
Health officials are warning people who are infected with monkeypox to stay away from household pets, since the animals could be at risk of catching the virus.
WHO plans on having an open forum to rename monkeypox.
Monkeypox was first named in 1958 when research monkeys in Denmark were observed to have a “pox-like” disease.
A young, gay couple tells FOX 5 they were attacked in D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood simply due to their sexual orientation.
Monkeypox cases are on the rise in the Phoenix area and a man who was recently diagnosed with the illness is detailing his experience.
As more countries around the world, including the U.S., report cases of monkeypox, here's what you need to know about the relatively rare disease, and some of the things people can do to prevent the disease's spread.
Officials with Sonora Quest Labs say results from the new test are quicker than current testing options that is offered through the CDC. FOX 10's Stephanie Bennett reports.
Even though health experts say the monkeypox virus is largely impacting a certain population, the grim reality is anyone can catch it.
The U.S. has declared a public health emergency to bolster the federal response to the outbreak of monkeypox that already has infected more than 6,600 Americans.
As monkeypox continues to spread across the U.S., officials in Maricopa County are holding vaccine clinics in Phoenix for those who officials say are at a higher risk of exposure.
Declaring a global emergency means the monkeypox outbreak is an “extraordinary event” that could spill over into more countries and requires a coordinated global response.
An infant in D.C. tested positive for monkeypox, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
So far, over 2,000 virus cases have been reported in the U.S. Symptoms include fever, body aches, chills, fatigue, and bumps on parts of the body.