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Monkeypox: a selection of open-access research in the literature

Although very small in number, recent cases of monkeypox viral infection in the UK had doubled. The following is a selection of free-to-access research interest in the current literature on the subject of this member of the Orthopoxvirus genus

Monkeypox

Moore M, Zahra F. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing, 2022. PMID: 34662033.

Monkeypox virus was first isolated and identified in 1958 when monkeys shipped from Singapore to a Denmark research facility fell ill. However, the first confirmed human case was in 1970 when the virus was isolated from a child in the Democratic Republic of Congo suspected to having smallpox.

Coincident immunity to monkeypox virus was previously achieved with vaccinia vaccination; however, eradicating smallpox and subsequent lack of vaccination efforts paved the way for monkeypox to gain clinical relevance. Furthermore, because most cases of monkeypox occur in rural Africa, suspected under-reporting may translate to an underestimation of the potential threat of this pathogen.

Monkeypox virus in Nigeria: infection biology, epidemiology, and evolution<

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