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 Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: Enhancing case definitions for surveillance of human monkeypox in the...
- Article: Characterization of Monkeypox virus infection in African rope squirrels (Funisciurus...
- Article: Monkeypox Virus Host Factor Screen Using Haploid Cells Identifies Essential...
- Monkeypox Virus Infections -- see more articles