Monkeypox and pets
Monkeypox (recently renamed Mpox) has been making headlines globally in 2022, as a huge rise in cases has been seen across Europe and the United States. It is a poxvirus, known to affect humans and some animals such as primates and small mammals. As infection rates rise, there’s plenty of information available about the risk to human health – but what about our pets? Should we be concerned about monkeypox in our animal companions?