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
- Signs and Symptoms (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Prevention (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Treatments and Therapies
- Treatment (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Monkeypox Photos (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Statistics and Research
- Unexpected Benefit and a Cause for Concern (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)
- ClinicalTrials.gov: Monkeypox virus (National Institutes of Health)
Journal ArticlesReferences and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: Genetic studies of the susceptibility of classical and wild-derived inbred...
- Article: Sequence of pathogenic events in cynomolgus macaques infected with aerosolized...
- Article: Comparative live bioluminescence imaging of monkeypox virus dissemination in a...
- Monkeypox Virus Infections -- see more articles
Finance and Policy
- African Rodent Importation Ban (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)