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Virology of the human monkeypox virus

The first case of the human monkeypox virus (hMPXV) was confirmed by the United Kingdom Health Security Agency (UKHSA) in an individual traveling back from Nigeria on 7th May 2022. This patient developed rashes a few days before traveling to…

Vaccines used to prevent monkeypox

The monkeypox virus is a DNA virus that belongs to the Orthopoxvirus genus. This genus comprises other viruses such as camelpox, cowpox, raccoonpox, skunkpox, variola, and vaccinia. While monkeypox was initially discovered in 1958 in monkeys, rodents are known to be its…