monkeypox

A man about to get a vaccine from a medical worker

The third-generation vaccine has fewer potential side effects than second-generation vaccines and can be safely given to people with weakened immune systems.

monkeypox virus

There are steps to avoid infection and a vaccine is likely, says a public health expert from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney.

Microscopic images of the monkeypox virus

Monkeypox has spread to more than 50 countries and will continue to be monitored. Here’s what we know about monkeypox so far and what researchers want to find out.

A person infected with monkeypox with welts on their hand and leg

Two cases of monkeypox have been reported in Australia. Resurgence of this virus could be due to the ending of smallpox vaccination.