Jennifer McQuiston from the US health authority CDC also said that it must now be checked whether monkeypox played a role in the death or not. "It is important to emphasize that deaths from monkeypox, while possible, are very rare." With more than 40,000 cases of infection from the current outbreak worldwide, there have only been a “handful” of deaths, McQuiston said.
Typical symptoms of the disease include high fever, swollen lymph nodes and pustules similar to chickenpox. The disease is transmitted through close body and skin contact.