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What is the definition of Monkeypox?
Monkeypox is a rare viral infection caused by the monkeypox virus. The monkeypox virus is in the same family of viruses that cause smallpox. However, an infection with monkeypox is usually milder than smallpox.
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What are the causes of Monkeypox?
Monkeypox can be contracted through skin-to-skin contact with an infected person or their body fluids, breathing in the virus through face-to-face contact, through sexual contact, touching items that were used by an infected person, from maternal-to-infant transmission during pregnancy, and bites from infected animals.
What are the symptoms of Monkeypox?
Symptoms of monkeypox usually appear three weeks after exposure to the virus. Symptoms of monkeypox vary by individual and can be mild to severe. Symptoms of monkeypox may include a rash that looks like pimples or blisters, headache, fatigue, fever, sore throat, nasal congestion, cough, chills, muscle aches, backache, and swollen lymph nodes. The rash may appear on the genitals, anus, mouth, face, chest, and hands. The pimples or blisters may be painful and itchy. The rash progresses to scabs before healing. Individuals with monkeypox remain contagious to others until all the scabs have completely healed, usually within two-to-four weeks.
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What are the current treatments for Monkeypox?
Mild monkeypox infections will usually heal without treatment within two-to-four weeks. Treatment for monkeypox includes antiviral drugs such as tecovirimat, prescription mouthwashes, stool softeners, and topical gels and creams.
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Viral Clearance and Epidemiological Characteristics in Patients With Monkeypox

Summary: The present observational study has been designed to understand the dynamics of viral clearance amongst patients with confirmed monkeypox, by quantifying monkeypox viral load in different specimens trough time, to better inform decision-making about patient management and isolation guidelines. Also, an immune analysis will be performed in a subset of individuals to describe humoral and cellular re...

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A One Health Study of Monkeypox Human Infection, Animal Reservoir, Disease Ecology and Diagnostic Tools

Summary: This multidisciplinary project aim to understand the epidemiology of the monkeypox in Central African Republic through the identification of the animal reservoir, the clinical and epidemiological description of the human outbreak, through an ethnological approach around risk factors of the disease and through an ecological approach of the ecological context of emergence, and the improvement of bio...

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