Molecular Evidence of Human Monkeypox Virus Infection, Sierra Leone

Monkeypox virus is a zoonotic disease endemic to Africa. In 2017, research confirmed a case of human monkeypox virus in Sierra Leone by molecular and serologic methods. Sequencing analysis indicated the virus belongs to the West African clade and data suggest it was likely transmitted by wild animals.

Improving the Care and Treatment of Monkeypox Patients in Low-Resource Settings: Applying Evidence from Contemporary Biomedical and Smallpox Biodefense Research

This paper summarizes clinical syndromes and possible treatment options, for both developed and low-resource settings, and offer performance indicators and clinical metrics for case management.

Monkeypox — Enhancing public health preparedness for an emerging lethal human zoonotic epidemic threat in the wake of the smallpox post-eradication era

Over the past 20 years ten Central and West African countries have reported monkeypox cases which have risen exponentially.