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Mpox (monkeypox) outbreak 2022

21 November 2022

Male sexual health implications of the 2022 global monkeypox outbreak

by J. White, et al. in Research and Reports in Urology

Sexual health clinic sign on a brick wall

This review discusses the epidemiology, clinical features, and evaluation of mpox with regard to men’s sexual health. It also discusses the role of men’s health specialists and urologists in addressing the current outbreak.

10 November 2022

The first case of monkeypox in Hong Kong presenting as infectious mononucleosis-like syndrome

by Kelvin Hei-Yeung Chiu, et al. in Emerging Microbes & Infections

Signage at the Infectious Disease Centre at Princess Margaret Hospital, Hong Kong

This letter describes the first case of imported human mpox in Hong Kong in September 2022.

4 November 2022

Design of a novel multiple epitope-based vaccine: an immunoinformatics approach to combat monkeypox

by Chandni Hayat, et al. in Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics

Vaccination sign in Florida

This article examines how scientists used immunoinformatics approaches, to construct a multi-epitope vaccine for mpox.

27 October 2022

Lessons learned from the Ebola virus disease and COVID-19 preparedness to respond to the human monkeypox virus outbreak in low- and middle-income countries

by Fred Tusabe, et al. in Infection and Drug Resistance

A health worker at MSF's ELWA 1 ETU prepares their PPE to go on shift in the contaminated zone to treat their Ebola patients

This article discusses how insights from Ebola and COVID-19 outbreaks can be helpful in strengthening mpox disease outbreak preparedness and response in low- and middle-income countries.

20 October 2022

Comprehensive literature review of monkeypox

by Ma'mon M. Hatmala, et al. in Emerging Microbes & Infections

Close up of virus researcher wearing facemask and goggles

This paper reviews the available studies, data, and scientific findings that may be helpful in raising awareness of monkeypox transmission, symptoms and signs, prevention, and protective measures.

13 October 2022

Combating stigma and health inequality of monkeypox: experience from HIV

by Zhongfang Yang et al., in Infection and Drug Resistance

A walking float of people carrying 'Stop HIV' Stigma' placards and wearing t shirts with the same message in Manchester, United Kingdom

Drawing on the experience of combating HIV stigmatization for over 30 years, this comment article proposes measures for dealing with the stigmatization of monkeypox.

11 October 2022

Artificial intelligence (AI) in monkeypox infection prevention

by Mitesh Patel, Malvi Surti, and Mohd Adnan in Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics

A close up of a doctor using a tablet computer

This article explains how AI could help screen and diagnose monkeypox, as well as monitor cases and forecast future outbreaks.

26 September 2022

Reemergence of monkeypox: prevention and management

by Sahaya Nadar, Tabassum Khan, and Abdelwahab Omri in Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy

People line up for monkeypox vaccine in Los Angeles

This review summarizes modes of transmission, symptoms, the standard protocol of treatment, the available vaccines, and alternative treatments.

14 September 2022

Atypical presentation of sexually-transmitted monkeypox lesions

by Óscar Guillermo Pérez-Martín, et al. in Infectious Diseases

Modern examination room in a medical facility

In this case report, the authors describe a 40-year-old male patient with an unusual clinical presentation of monkeypox.

24 August 2022

Recent advances in the diagnosis monkeypox: implications for public health

by Matthew W. McCarthy in Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics

Shot of the side of a car with 'Doctor on Call' written on door

This manuscript reviews what we know about monkeypox. It focuses on recent diagnostics and epidemiologic advances and explores how our understanding of the virus will be used to combat the expanding outbreak.

17 August 2022

Therapeutic strategies to address monkeypox

by Matthew W. McCarthy in Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy

Child-proof lids of medicine bottles with blue background

This paper reviews potential treatments for monkeypox and explores how they could be used in the response to the expanding monkeypox outbreak.

16 August 2022

Monkeypox: a new face of outbreak

by Vivek P. Chavda, Lalitkumar K. Vora, and Vasso Apostolopoulos in Expert Review of Vaccines

Yellow U.K. Vaccination Center sign

This article explores the background of the recent monkeypox outbreak and outlines steps the U.K. is taking to vaccinate those at risk.

12 July 2022

Monkeypox virus emerges from the shadow of its more infamous cousin: family biology matters

by Yan Xiang and Addison White in Emerging Microbes & Infections

Close up of a small bottle of smallpox vaccine

In this paper, the authors review aspects of monkeypox biology that are relevant for preparing for a monkeypox epidemic.

19 June 2022

Is monkeypox another re-emerging viral zoonosis with many animal hosts yet to be defined?

by D. Katterine Bonilla-Aldana and Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales in Veterinary Quarterly

Two African Dormice

This letter written by two leading zoonosis researchers highlights how animals such as rodents, dogs, and cats may be able to contract monkeypox and transmit it to humans.

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