Isolation and properties of the causal agent of a new variola-like disease (monkeypox) in man.

@article{Marennikova1972IsolationAP,
  title={Isolation and properties of the causal agent of a new variola-like disease (monkeypox) in man.},
  author={Svetlana S Marennikova and E M Seluhina and N N Mal'ceva and K L Cimiskjan and G R Macevic},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1972},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={599-611}
}
The causal agent of a case of disease in man occurring in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with a similar clinical picture to smallpox was isolated and studied. The agent was identified as monkeypox virus. A comparative study of the isolated strain (Congo-8) and of viruses isolated from similar cases of illness in Liberia (Liberia-1 and Liberia-2 strains) and Sierra Leone (V-70 1 266 strain) showed that they were identical. A number of local species of monkeys and apes were examined… CONTINUE READING
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