Q. With reference to monkeypox, consider the following statements:
1.It is transmitted from infected animals to humans
2.The fatality rate of monkeypox is more than 50%.
3.There is no safe, proven treatment for monkeypox yet.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: C
Notes:

Statement 1 is correct: Monkeypox is transmitted from infected animals to humans.

Statement 2 is incorrect: According to the WHO, the proportion of patients who die has varied between 0 and 11% in documented cases, and has been higher among young children.

Statement 3 is correct: There is no safe, proven treatment for monkeypox yet.

Source: Indian Express