Reemergence of monkeypox: prevalence, diagnostics, and countermeasures.

  title={Reemergence of monkeypox: prevalence, diagnostics, and countermeasures.},
  author={Aysegul Nalca and Anne W. Rimoin and Sina Bavari and Chris A. Whitehouse},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={41 12},
Human monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease that occurs mostly in the rain forests of central and western Africa. However, the disease recently emerged in the United States in imported wild rodents from Africa. Monkeypox has a clinical presentation very similar to that of ordinary forms of smallpox, including flulike symptoms, fever, malaise, back pain, headache, and characteristic rash. Given this clinical spectrum, differential diagnosis to rule out smallpox is very important. There are no… CONTINUE READING


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