A review of experimental and natural infections of animals with monkeypox virus between 1958 and 2012.

@article{Parker2013ARO,
  title={A review of experimental and natural infections of animals with monkeypox virus between 1958 and 2012.},
  author={Scott Parker and R. Mark L. Buller},
  journal={Future virology},
  year={2013},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={129-157}
}
Monkeypox virus (MPXV) was discovered in 1958 during an outbreak in an animal facility in Copenhagen, Denmark. Since its discovery, MPXV has revealed a propensity to infect and induce disease in a large number of animals within the mammalia class from pan-geographical locations. This finding has impeded the elucidation of the natural host, although the strongest candidates are African squirrels and/or other rodents. Experimentally, MPXV can infect animals via a variety of multiple different… CONTINUE READING
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