Human Monkey Pox: Should we Be Unduly Worried?
Department of Internal Medicine/ Dermatology & Venereology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
Dr. Benson Okwara, Department of Internal Medicine/ Dermatology & Venereology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.
Keywords: Human; Monkey Pox
Monkeypox, a zoonotic disease caused by monkeypox virus (an encapsulated DNA virus), a member of the orthopoxvirus genus in the pox viridae family, results in a smallpox-like disease in humans . Monkeypox virus was first isolated from monkeys in a Danish laboratory in 1958  however, the natural reservoir of the virus is unknown as other wild animals like the rope squirrels, tree squirrels, Gambian pouched rats, dormice and other non-human primates have been identified as susceptible to monkeypox virus.
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