Mpox

Mpox is an exotic infectious disease caused by the Mpox 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. A fever, headache, muscle pains, swollen lymph nodes, and fatigue are the first symptoms in humans. 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.

Overview

Feature Articles

Latest Mpox News and Research

CRISPR could be used for faster monkeypox testing

CRISPR could be used for faster monkeypox testing

Unraveling the architecture of poxvirus cores

Unraveling the architecture of poxvirus cores

UKHSA unveils groundbreaking Pathogen Genomics Strategy for pandemic preparedness

UKHSA unveils groundbreaking Pathogen Genomics Strategy for pandemic preparedness

Combined vaccination and behavior change efforts averted 64% of US mpox cases, study reveals

Combined vaccination and behavior change efforts averted 64% of US mpox cases, study reveals

Global study reveals varied intention to receive monkeypox vaccine: 61% prevalence worldwide

Global study reveals varied intention to receive monkeypox vaccine: 61% prevalence worldwide

Smaller mpox vaccine doses and intradermal delivery elicit detectable immune response, study shows

Smaller mpox vaccine doses and intradermal delivery elicit detectable immune response, study shows

Pediatric viral threats surge in the 21st century: A call for One Health approach

Pediatric viral threats surge in the 21st century: A call for One Health approach

Lab-grown skin organoids help scientists understand monkeypox infection

Lab-grown skin organoids help scientists understand monkeypox infection

Healthcare settings and mpox transmission: Understanding the risk factors

Healthcare settings and mpox transmission: Understanding the risk factors

KFF Health News' 'What the Health?': An encore: 3 HHS secretaries reveal what the job is really like

KFF Health News' 'What the Health?': An encore: 3 HHS secretaries reveal what the job is really like

Monkeypox mimics smallpox vaccine's immune response, new study reveals

Monkeypox mimics smallpox vaccine's immune response, new study reveals

Scientists develop Australia’s first-of-its-kind next-gen mpox diagnostic tool

Scientists develop Australia’s first-of-its-kind next-gen mpox diagnostic tool

Game-changing point-of-care assay could revolutionize Mpox detection worldwide

Game-changing point-of-care assay could revolutionize Mpox detection worldwide

Study assesses duration of protection offered by smallpox infection and possible cross-reaction with Mpox virus

Study assesses duration of protection offered by smallpox infection and possible cross-reaction with Mpox virus

Imported case of monkeypox leads to local transmission in China

Imported case of monkeypox leads to local transmission in China

Novel amino acid mutations suggest local monkeypox transmission in Guangzhou, China

Novel amino acid mutations suggest local monkeypox transmission in Guangzhou, China

Study shows how sexual behaviors change with age

Study shows how sexual behaviors change with age

Global case series uncovers Mpox resurgence among previously infected or fully vaccinated individuals

Global case series uncovers Mpox resurgence among previously infected or fully vaccinated individuals

Vaccination reduces risk of severe COVID-19 in solid organ transplant recipients

Vaccination reduces risk of severe COVID-19 in solid organ transplant recipients