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2022 Dec



Emerging Monkeypox virus and neuroinflammatory disorders.


Puccioni-Sohler M, de Oliveira C M, Namen M, Damaso CR
IJID Reg. 2022 Dec; 5:51-53.
PMID: 36188444.


Monkeypox is a zoonosis caused by a double-stranded DNA virus. The virus was isolated in monkeys in 1958. The first human case was detected in Africa in 1970. It is endemic in western and central Africa. The infection has worried public health authorities around the world since May 2022 with the emergence of thousands of cases in non-African countries.