Monkeypox

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.

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Scientists assess potential of monkeypox transmission at mass gatherings

Scientists assess potential of monkeypox transmission at mass gatherings

Review and case study illustrates the challenges of monkeypox

Review and case study illustrates the challenges of monkeypox

Researchers determine public attitudes towards monkeypox infections

Researchers determine public attitudes towards monkeypox infections

Stanford Medicine launches a diagnostic test for monkeypox

Stanford Medicine launches a diagnostic test for monkeypox

Non-traditional pet owners at increased risk of zoonotic diseases

Non-traditional pet owners at increased risk of zoonotic diseases

Focus on good surveillance and control measures can help Africa to curb monkeypox

Focus on good surveillance and control measures can help Africa to curb monkeypox

Researchers assess monkeypox clinical management guidelines worldwide

Researchers assess monkeypox clinical management guidelines worldwide

Illustrating a rapid response approach for monkeypox management

Illustrating a rapid response approach for monkeypox management

Combating monkeypox during COVID-19

Combating monkeypox during COVID-19

Scientists estimate the incubation period of 2022 monkeypox

Scientists estimate the incubation period of 2022 monkeypox

The implications of monkeypox for healthcare workers

The implications of monkeypox for healthcare workers

Lineages of monkeypox virus in the United States

Lineages of monkeypox virus in the United States

Genomic analysis of the 2022 monkeypox outbreak

Genomic analysis of the 2022 monkeypox outbreak

Multi-national scientific task force needed to monitor zoonotic viruses long-term

Multi-national scientific task force needed to monitor zoonotic viruses long-term

Scientists discover novel species of betapolyomavirus in Kenya

Scientists discover novel species of betapolyomavirus in Kenya

CDC updates on possible modes of monkeypox virus transmission

CDC updates on possible modes of monkeypox virus transmission

Using artificial intelligence to discover new antivirals against COVID-19 and future pandemics

Using artificial intelligence to discover new antivirals against COVID-19 and future pandemics

The origin of monkeypox outbreaks in non-endemic nations

The origin of monkeypox outbreaks in non-endemic nations

Monkeypox virus transmission via sexual contact

Monkeypox virus transmission via sexual contact

Epidemiology and the public health response of monkeypox

Epidemiology and the public health response of monkeypox