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: Epidemiologic and Ecologic Investigations of Monkeypox, Likouala Department, Republic of the...
- Article: Monkeypox re-emergence in Africa: a call to expand the concept and...
- Article: Sounding the alarm: Defining thresholds to trigger a public health response...
- Monkeypox Virus Infections -- see more articles