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    The Origin of Monkeypox: Tracing its Roots

    Historical Origins: Where Did Monkeypox Originate? Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by the monkeypox virus, which belongs to the same family of viruses as smallpox. The first case of monkeypox was identified in 1958 in monkeys kept for research, hence the name monkeypox. However, it wasn’t until 1970 that the first human case was reported in the Democratic Republic…

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    Understanding Opioids: What They Are and How They Work

    Introduction to Opioids: Definition and Types Opioids are a class of drugs that are commonly prescribed to relieve pain. They work by binding to specific receptors in the brain and body, reducing the perception of pain and producing feelings of euphoria. However, opioids can also be highly addictive and have a high potential for abuse. There are several types of…

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    Understanding Endemic Diseases: What You Need to Know

    Definition of Endemic Diseases Endemic diseases are those that are regularly present in a particular geographic area or population group. In other words, these diseases have a stable and predictable pattern of occurrence within a defined geographical region. The term “endemic” is often used to describe diseases that are constantly present in a particular population, but are not necessarily causing…

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