Human monkeypox virus
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Human monkeypox virus
Monkeypox virus is in the family of Orthopoxvirus, which is in the same genus as the smallpox (variola) virus.
Monkeypox is a zoonotic disease endemic to central and western Africa, where it is a major public health concern.
First documented case in US occurred in June 2003. The infected humans had contact with prairie dogs that had been housed with infected Gambian giant rats from Ghana. This outbreak of 72 cases, as reported to the CDC, involved patients in six states.
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McPhee, Stephen J., et al. "Human Monkeypox Virus." Guide to Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2017. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/GDT/619346/all/Human_monkeypox_virus.
McPhee SJ, Lu CM, Nicoll D. Human monkeypox virus. Guide to Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2017. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/GDT/619346/all/Human_monkeypox_virus. Accessed October 22, 2019.
McPhee, S. J., Lu, C. M., & Nicoll, D. (2017). Human monkeypox virus. In Guide to Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/GDT/619346/all/Human_monkeypox_virus
McPhee SJ, Lu CM, Nicoll D. Human Monkeypox Virus [Internet]. In: Guide to Diagnostic Tests. McGraw-Hill Education; 2017. [cited 2019 October 22]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/GDT/619346/all/Human_monkeypox_virus.
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