monkeypox


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mon·key·pox

 (mŭng′kē-pŏks′)
n.
An infectious disease caused by a poxvirus that occurs mostly in the tropical rain forests of central and western Africa, is transmitted from wild animals killed for food, such as monkeys and squirrels, and causes symptoms similar to but milder than smallpox.
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CDC and state and local health departments continue to investigate cases of monkeypox among persons who had close contact with wild or exotic mammalian pets or persons with monkeypox (1).
Several recent reviews have reported an increasing prevalence of human monkeypox since smallpox eradication and the cessation of vaccinia vaccination (20,21).
It is presumed that the only antiviral drug that is likely to have any activity against monkeypox is cidofovir, but research is still underway The agency advised physicians not to treat patients with cidofovir except in life-threatening situations.
Additional laboratory testing at CDC indicated that the causative agent is a monkeypox virus, a member of the orthopoxvirus group.
He also led HHS's responses to the anthrax attacks shortly after 9/11, the SARS and monkeypox crises, Hurricane Katrina, and many others," Hatch said in a statement.
such medical outreach programs as was the case with the monkeypox disease.
More than 150 participants from 40 African countries are meeting at the IAEAs headquarters in Vienna to share experiences in order to improve national surveillance networks for monitoring and containing the spread of highly contagious viruses, such as avian influenza, Ebola, Marburg, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever and monkeypox.
Extended Human-to- Human Transmission during a Monkeypox Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
These include: Dengue hemorrhagic fever, Lassa hemorrhagic fever, H5N1 avian influenza, H1N1 swine flu virus, the reconstructed 1918 influenza virus, West Nile virus and Vaccinia and Monkeypox, which serve as models for human smallpox infection.
It turned out he had monkeypox, a virus similar to smallpox, not Ebola.