Monkeypox virus: An emerging epidemic.

Aljabali, Alaa Aa, Obeid, Mohammad A, Nusair, Mohammad B , Hmedat, Ali and Tambuwala, Murtaza (2022) Monkeypox virus: An emerging epidemic. Microbial Pathogenesis, 173 (Part A). p. 105794. ISSN 0882-4010

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A monkeypox outbreak is spreading in territories where the virus is not generally prevalent. The rapid and sudden emergence of monkeypox in numerous nations at the same time means that unreported transmission may have persisted. The number of reported cases is on a constant increase worldwide. At least 20 non-African countries, like Canada, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom, have reported more than 57662 as of September 9th suspected or confirmed cases. This is the largest epidemic seen outside of Africa. Scientists are struggling to determine the responsible genes for the higher virulence and transmissibility of the virus. Because the viruses are related, several countries have begun acquiring smallpox vaccinations, which are believed to be very effective against monkeypox.


Bibliographic databases and web-search engines were used to retrieve studies that assessed monkeypox basic biology, life cycle, and transmission. Data were evaluated and used to explain the therapeutics that are under use or have potential. Finally, here is a comparison between how vaccines are being made now and how they were made in the past to stop the spread of new viruses.


Available vaccines are believed to be effective if administered within four days of viral exposure, as the virus has a long incubation period. As the virus is zoonotic, there is still a great deal of concern about the viral genetic shift and the risk of spreading to humans. This review will discuss the virus's biology and how dangerous it is. It will also look at how it spreads, what vaccines and treatments are available, and what technologies could be used to make vaccines quickly using mRNA technologies.

Keywords:Epidemic, Infectious pathogens, Outbreak investigation
Subjects:A Medicine and Dentistry > A300 Clinical Medicine
Divisions:College of Science > Lincoln Medical School
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Deposited On:11 Oct 2022 13:41

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