Monkeypox is an exotic infectious disease caused by the monkeypox virus. The disease was first identified in laboratory monkeys, thus earning its name, but in its natural state, it seems to infect rodents more than primates. In humans, a fever, headache, muscle pains, swollen lymph nodes, and fatigue are the first symptoms. After this, a rash forms with blisters and crusts. Symptoms typically appear 7 to 14 days after exposure. In most cases, symptoms last 2 to 4 weeks. Children, pregnant women, and people with suppressed immune systems are at greater risk of severe cases.
Human Monkeypox – Epidemiology, Clinical Characteristics, Diagnosis, and Prevention
The human monkeypox virus, which belongs to the genus Orthopoxvirus of the family Poxviridae, is a DNA virus.
In a new study, researchers assessed the potential of monkeypox transmission at mass gatherings.
A new paper published in Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease reviews the history of this disease in and outside Africa, with special reference to its clinical difficulties.
Researchers assessed the attitudes of the general US population towards monkeypox infections.
Stanford Medicine's Clinical Virology Laboratory today launched a diagnostic test for the monkeypox virus that has been identified in 42 countries and several U.S. states, including California.
Contact with non-traditional pets increases the risk of exposure to zoonotic pathogens, which are pathogens that spread between animals and people.
African governments must focus on investing in their surveillance systems and strengthening preparedness to curb the rapid spread of infectious diseases like monkeypox, experts have said.
A new study demonstrated the scarcity of appropriate clinical management guidelines for monkeypox infections across the globe.
Researchers illustrated a rapid response strategy for managing monkeypox outbreaks.
Scientists describe the global prevalence and significance of the current monkeypox virus outbreak.
In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers in the Netherlands estimated the incubation period for monkeypox.
Researchers discuss the implications of the current monkeypox outbreak during the COVID-19 pandemic for healthcare personnel.
In a recent work posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers analyzed various monkeypox virus (MPXV) lineages identified recently in the United States (US).
In a recent study posted to the bioRxiv* pre-print server, researchers analyzed two genomic sequences of the Monkeypox virus from Belgium and Portugal termed ITM001 and PT0001, respectively, to show that the May 2022 Monkeypox outbreak most likely originated from the West African clade of the virus.
A new study aimed to identify the main host, intermediate hosts, as well as other animal reservoirs for both SARS-CoV-2 and the monkeypox virus.
A new study published as a pre-proof in the journal Virologica Sinica, is follow-up research to a previous study on the discovery of novel rodent viruses of various RNA viral families in Kenya.
Monkeypox virus is a completely different virus than the viruses that cause COVID-19 or measles. It is not known to linger in the air and is not transmitted during short periods of shared airspace.
Research into drugs to treat mosquito-borne flaviviruses such as Zika and dengue as well as COVID-19will benefit from a major funding boost, says a group of international scientists using artificial intelligence to discover new oral antivirals.
In a recent review, the author explained the causes of the mysterious origin of the recent monkeypox outbreaks in non-endemic nations outside Africa.
A new study discusses the transmission of monkeypox through sexual contact.
Monkeypox is a zoonotic disease, i.e. it can be transmitted between animals and humans via direct or indirect contacts.