Monkeypox is a rare viral disease. It occurs mostly in central and western Africa. Wild rodents and squirrels carry it, but it is called monkeypox because scientists saw it first in lab monkeys. In 2003, it was reported in prairie dogs and humans in the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Questions and Answers: Smallpox Vaccine and Monkeypox (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Monkeypox in Animals: The Basics for People Who Have Contact with Animals (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Pictures & Photographs
- Monkeypox Photos (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Unexpected Benefit and a Cause for Concern (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)
Journal ArticlesReferences and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: Comparative live bioluminescence imaging of monkeypox virus dissemination in a...
- Article: Attenuation of monkeypox virus by deletion of genomic regions.
- Article: Pathogenesis of fulminant monkeypox with bacterial sepsis after experimental infection...
- Monkeypox Virus Infections -- see more articles
Law and Policy
- Embargoed African Rodents and Monkeypox Virus (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)