ShortHand: Should We Be Worried About Monkeypox?

Symptoms like shivering, 'skin eruptions', and anal bleeding are always going to ring alarm bells. But with the first human cases of Monkeypox popping up in the 1970s, why is it hitting headlines now? 





Why has the WHO declared it 'a public health emergency of international concern'? 





And more importantly, should we be sharing towels?



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