Monkeypox

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Monkeypox

Monkeypox is a virus that is very dangerous to humans. It is similar in symptoms to smallpox, and occurs sporadically in parts of Africa. Human monkepox first appeared in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and since then has been reported in rural areas of the Congo Basin and western African. The disease can be spread through direct contact with the blood, bodily fluids, or rashes of infected animals, and also through transmission from human-to-human, through close contact. Signs and symptoms of monkeypox include fever, intense headache, swelling of the lymph node, muscle ache, and an intense lack of energy. Symptoms can then progress to skin eruptions on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Symptoms of monkeypox typically last 14 to 21 days, and the disease can be fatal.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Monkeypox" returned 107 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Intranasal monkeypox marmoset model: Prophylactic antibody treatment provides benefit against severe monkeypox virus disease.
 

Author(s): Eric M Mucker, Suzanne E Wollen-Roberts, Adrienne Kimmel, Josh Shamblin, Darryl Sampey, Jay W Hooper

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Concerns regarding outbreaks of human monkeypox or the potential reintroduction of smallpox into an immunological naïve population have prompted the development of animal models and countermeasures. Here we present a marmoset model of monkeypox and smallpox disease utilizing a relevant ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Emergence of Monkeypox - West and Central Africa, 1970-2017.
 

Author(s): Kara N Durski, Andrea M McCollum, Yoshinori Nakazawa, Brett W Petersen, Mary G Reynolds, Sylvie Briand, Mamoudou Harouna Djingarey, Victoria Olson, Inger K Damon, Asheena Khalakdina

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The recent apparent increase in human monkeypox cases across a wide geographic area, the potential for further spread, and the lack of reliable surveillance have raised the level of concern for this emerging zoonosis. In November 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Monkeypox" returned 8 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Improving the Care and Treatment of Monkeypox Patients in Low-Resource Settings: Applying Evidence from Contemporary Biomedical and Smallpox Biodefense Research.
 

Author(s): Mary G Reynolds, Andrea M McCollum, Beatrice Nguete, Robert Shongo Lushima, Brett W Petersen

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Monkeypox is a smallpox-like illness that can be accompanied by a range of significant medical complications. To date there are no standard or optimized guidelines for the clinical management of monkeypox (MPX) patients, particularly in low-resource settings. Consequently, patients ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Review of poxvirus: emergence of monkeypox.
 

Author(s): A Morand, S Delaigue, J J Morand

Journal: Med Sante Trop. 2017 Feb;27(1):29-39.

 

This article reviews the different types of poxvirus infections. Smallpox, although eradicated, must continue to be monitored because of the potential risk of accidental or voluntary (by bioterrorism) reintroduction. Monkeypox and cowpox viruses are considered to be emergent today ; ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Comparative pathology of smallpox and monkeypox in man and macaques.
 

Author(s): J A Cann, P B Jahrling, L E Hensley, V Wahl-Jensen

Journal: J. Comp. Pathol.. 2013 Jan;148(1):6-21.

 

In the three decades since the eradication of smallpox and cessation of routine vaccination, the collective memory of the devastating epidemics caused by this orthopoxvirus has waned, and the human population has become increasingly susceptible to a disease that remains high on the ...

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Last Updated: 27 Feb 2017

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Tecovirimat (ST-246) Treatment for Orthopox Virus Exposure
 

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Condition Summary: Smallpox; Monkeypox

 

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2018

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