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Human monkeypox: an emerging zoonosis.
Lancet Infect Dis. 2004 Jan; 4(1):15-25.LI

Abstract

Human monkeypox is a rare viral zoonosis endemic to central and western Africa that has recently emerged in the USA. Laboratory diagnosis is important because the virus can cause disease that is clinically indistinguishable from other pox-like illnesses, particularly smallpox and chickenpox. Although the natural animal reservoir of the monkeypox virus is unknown, rodents are the probable source of its introduction into the USA. A clear understanding of the virulence and transmissibility of human monkeypox has been limited by inconsistencies in epidemiological investigations. Monkeypox is the most important orthopoxvirus infection in human beings since the eradication of smallpox in the 1970s. There is currently no proven treatment for human monkeypox, and questions about its potential as an agent of bioterrorism persist.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, and Center for Molecular Biology in Medicine, Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

14720564

Citation

Di Giulio, Daniel B., and Paul B. Eckburg. "Human Monkeypox: an Emerging Zoonosis." The Lancet. Infectious Diseases, vol. 4, no. 1, 2004, pp. 15-25.
Di Giulio DB, Eckburg PB. Human monkeypox: an emerging zoonosis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2004;4(1):15-25.
Di Giulio, D. B., & Eckburg, P. B. (2004). Human monkeypox: an emerging zoonosis. The Lancet. Infectious Diseases, 4(1), 15-25.
Di Giulio DB, Eckburg PB. Human Monkeypox: an Emerging Zoonosis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2004;4(1):15-25. PubMed PMID: 14720564.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Human monkeypox: an emerging zoonosis. AU - Di Giulio,Daniel B, AU - Eckburg,Paul B, PY - 2004/1/15/pubmed PY - 2004/2/10/medline PY - 2004/1/15/entrez SP - 15 EP - 25 JF - The Lancet. Infectious diseases JO - Lancet Infect Dis VL - 4 IS - 1 N2 - Human monkeypox is a rare viral zoonosis endemic to central and western Africa that has recently emerged in the USA. Laboratory diagnosis is important because the virus can cause disease that is clinically indistinguishable from other pox-like illnesses, particularly smallpox and chickenpox. Although the natural animal reservoir of the monkeypox virus is unknown, rodents are the probable source of its introduction into the USA. A clear understanding of the virulence and transmissibility of human monkeypox has been limited by inconsistencies in epidemiological investigations. Monkeypox is the most important orthopoxvirus infection in human beings since the eradication of smallpox in the 1970s. There is currently no proven treatment for human monkeypox, and questions about its potential as an agent of bioterrorism persist. SN - 1473-3099 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/14720564/Human_monkeypox:_an_emerging_zoonosis_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1473309903008569 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -