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
- ClinicalTrials.gov: Monkeypox virus (National Institutes of Health)
Journal ArticlesReferences and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: Further Assessment of Monkeypox Virus Infection in Gambian Pouched Rats...
- Article: Laboratory Investigations of African Pouched Rats (Cricetomys gambianus) as a...
- Article: Comparison of Monkeypox Virus Clade Kinetics and Pathology within the...
- Monkeypox Virus Infections -- see more articles