Viruses other than the coronavirus made headlines in 2022

This year delivered many sobering reminders that the coronavirus isn’t the only viral threat out there.

Mpox went global

The mpox virus, a relative of the virus that causes smallpox, had never before spread widely among people outside of Central and West Africa. But in May, mpox, previously known as monkeypox, burst onto the global scene. As of November 28, there have been more than 81,100 cases across 110 countries and 55 deaths.

The disease, which can cause a rash with painful, pus-filled lesions, mainly spreads through close contact. Although anyone can be infected, outside of West and Central Africa the current outbreak is primarily affecting men who have

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