3 doctors weighed in:

How is monkeypox different from smallpox?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Less fatal

The monkeypox virus is in the same genus as the smallpox virus and the rashes looked similar. Smallpox has been eradicated.
Monkeypox is less transmissible between humans than smallpox. The fatality rate is much lower with monkeypox.

In brief: Less fatal

The monkeypox virus is in the same genus as the smallpox virus and the rashes looked similar. Smallpox has been eradicated.
Monkeypox is less transmissible between humans than smallpox. The fatality rate is much lower with monkeypox.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Thank
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Pox viruses.

Monkeypox & Smallpox are both Orthopoxviruses.
Monkeypox can cause lymph node swelling & is a less severe disease than smallpox. African fatalities from Monkeypox are 1 to 10%. Fatalities from smallpox are 30% & close to 100% wi some subtypes. Smallpox in nature has been eradicated.

In brief: Pox viruses.

Monkeypox & Smallpox are both Orthopoxviruses.
Monkeypox can cause lymph node swelling & is a less severe disease than smallpox. African fatalities from Monkeypox are 1 to 10%. Fatalities from smallpox are 30% & close to 100% wi some subtypes. Smallpox in nature has been eradicated.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Thank
Read more answers from doctors