It is the monkeys that are at risk because of the monkeypox. In recent days, monkeys in Brazil have been physically attacked and even killed by poisoning and stoning, reported The Washington Post.
According to Brazilian news site G1, at least 10 marmosets and capuchins have shown signs of poisoning or aggression over the past week, raising fears they may have been poisoned. Seven monkeys have died and the rest are under control at the Sao Jose do Rio Preto zoo.
The attacks have prompted the World Health Organization—which last month declared monkeypox a global health emergency—to remind that, despite the virus' name, monkeys should not be blamed for its transmission.