Monkeypox is a virus of the DNA that has caused brief outbreaks and are transferred through sexual interactions. In May of 2022, Portugal announced that they found the first strand of the resurge of this virus. Phylogenetic analysis reports have linked the MPXV genomes in the 2022 virus outbreak to belong to the two clades that can be linked to the last epidemic in 2017-2018. This common ancestor can be traced back almost 20 years. It is important to note that the MPXV of the 2022 outbreak can be linked to the strains from Africa. The study goes on to conclude that the MPXV virus has actually been circulating for almost 20 years. The researchers call for more surveillance regarding MPXV infections and the circulation of this virus. For the full article, click here. For more information on diseases, click here.