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 compares monkeypox PCR testing protocols and efficiency at two U.S. reference labs

Study compares monkeypox PCR testing protocols and efficiency at two U.S. reference labs

How smallpox and monkeypox viruses affect the nervous system

How smallpox and monkeypox viruses affect the nervous system

How feasible and accurate are self-collected samples for the diagnosis of monkeypox?

How feasible and accurate are self-collected samples for the diagnosis of monkeypox?

An unusual case of Monkeypox virus transmission by needlestick injury

An unusual case of Monkeypox virus transmission by needlestick injury

Virology of the human monkeypox virus

Virology of the human monkeypox virus

The potential global risk of monkeypox importation

The potential global risk of monkeypox importation

Evidence A.2 lineage of monkeypox is mutating

Evidence A.2 lineage of monkeypox is mutating

Recommendations for the treatment, prevention of monkeypox in nursing mothers

Recommendations for the treatment, prevention of monkeypox in nursing mothers

Viable monkeypox virus found in nearly all environmental samples from patient's room in first week of infection

Viable monkeypox virus found in nearly all environmental samples from patient's room in first week of infection

Study suggests healthcare personnel have a low risk of developing monkeypox when exposed to infected patients

Study suggests healthcare personnel have a low risk of developing monkeypox when exposed to infected patients

Monkeypox infection in a smallpox-vaccinated patient

Monkeypox infection in a smallpox-vaccinated patient

Pilot program intends to address inequities in accessing monkeypox vaccines

Pilot program intends to address inequities in accessing monkeypox vaccines

The maternal and perinatal outcomes of pregnancies complicated by monkeypox infection

The maternal and perinatal outcomes of pregnancies complicated by monkeypox infection

Monkeypox virus infection in an immunocompromised patient

Monkeypox virus infection in an immunocompromised patient

Monkeypox could spread everywhere, if neglected

Monkeypox could spread everywhere, if neglected

Vaccines used to prevent monkeypox

Vaccines used to prevent monkeypox

UCLA announces participation in a phase 3 trial evaluating tecovirimat for the treatment of monkeypox

UCLA announces participation in a phase 3 trial evaluating tecovirimat for the treatment of monkeypox

UW Medicine researchers seek participants for Phase 3 clinical trial of a drug to treat monkeypox

UW Medicine researchers seek participants for Phase 3 clinical trial of a drug to treat monkeypox

Survey highlights increase in the public's knowledge about monkeypox

Survey highlights increase in the public's knowledge about monkeypox

Concern over two cases of monkeypox-related neurological complications in the U.S.

Concern over two cases of monkeypox-related neurological complications in the U.S.