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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Study on the immunogenicity of monkeypox virus messenger ribonucleic acid-based vaccine candidates

Study on the immunogenicity of monkeypox virus messenger ribonucleic acid-based vaccine candidates

Modeling study offers a road map for public health to maximize the impact of monkeypox vaccines

Modeling study offers a road map for public health to maximize the impact of monkeypox vaccines

The relationship between neutralization levels and observed efficacies against asymptomatic and symptomatic infection of ten COVID-19 vaccines

The relationship between neutralization levels and observed efficacies against asymptomatic and symptomatic infection of ten COVID-19 vaccines

Study shows no undetected monkeypox virus transmission before May 2022 in Rotterdam and Amsterdam

Study shows no undetected monkeypox virus transmission before May 2022 in Rotterdam and Amsterdam

Novel mRNA vaccines encoding Monkeypox virus proteins show promise in preclinical studies

Novel mRNA vaccines encoding Monkeypox virus proteins show promise in preclinical studies

Monkeypox viruses can be inactivated by two who-recommended hand disinfectants

Monkeypox viruses can be inactivated by two who-recommended hand disinfectants

Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of monkeypox virus infection in cis and trans women and non-binary individuals

Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of monkeypox virus infection in cis and trans women and non-binary individuals

WHO‒recommended alcohol-based hand rub formulations show efficacy against Monkeypox virus

WHO‒recommended alcohol-based hand rub formulations show efficacy against Monkeypox virus

Preparing for epidemics now and in the future

Preparing for epidemics now and in the future

Mistrust and polarization steer rural governments to reject federal public health funding

Mistrust and polarization steer rural governments to reject federal public health funding

Exploring the effect of herd immunity on monkeypox outbreak sizes

Exploring the effect of herd immunity on monkeypox outbreak sizes

Study concludes monkeypox virus is readily detected by qPCR using three clinically validated assays

Study concludes monkeypox virus is readily detected by qPCR using three clinically validated assays

When is it best to use dose-sparing vaccination strategies for monkeypox to protect more people?

When is it best to use dose-sparing vaccination strategies for monkeypox to protect more people?

Could self-collected swabs play a role in the diagnosis and control of monkeypox?

Could self-collected swabs play a role in the diagnosis and control of monkeypox?

Jynneos vaccine for Monkeypox not linked to hospitalization, serious cardiac events

Jynneos vaccine for Monkeypox not linked to hospitalization, serious cardiac events

Black, Hispanic MSM disproportionately affected by monkeypox

Black, Hispanic MSM disproportionately affected by monkeypox

Thousands of experts hired to aid public health departments are losing their jobs

Thousands of experts hired to aid public health departments are losing their jobs

Can monkeypox infection lead to myocarditis?

Can monkeypox infection lead to myocarditis?

How lessons from the HIV epidemic can help combat COVID-19

How lessons from the HIV epidemic can help combat COVID-19

Mouth ulcer as first sign of monkeypox virus infection

Mouth ulcer as first sign of monkeypox virus infection