Outbreaks of human monkeypox after cessation of smallpox vaccination.

  title={Outbreaks of human monkeypox after cessation of smallpox vaccination.},
  author={Mary G. Reynolds and Inger K. Damon},
  journal={Trends in microbiology},
  volume={20 2},
The recent observation of a surge in human monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) prompts the question of whether cessation of smallpox vaccination is driving the phenomenon, and if so, why is re-emergence not universal throughout the historic geographic range of the virus? Research addressing the virus's mechanisms for immune evasion and induction, as well as that directed at elucidating the genes involved in pathogenesis in different viral lineages (West African vs Congo… CONTINUE READING
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