monkeypox virus

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mon·key·pox vi·rus

a virus of the genus Orthopoxvirus causing monkeypox.
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CPXV, cowpox virus; MPXV, monkeypox virus; VACV, vaccinia virus; VARV, variola virus.
Except administering smallpox vaccine, antivirals, and vaccinia immune globulin, there are no proven, safe treatment for monkeypox virus infection.
Previous reports described the ability of inactivated VACV WR and monkeypox virus to induce the synthesis of IFN or IFN-inducible genes in plasmacytoid dendritic cells and macrophages, respectively [27,28], but we could not detect the activation of these genes in L929 cells.
nation, PCR Picornavirus Control Encephalo- Proper hygiene and myocarditis using caution when virus handling diseased animals Table 7-15 Zoonotic Animal Orthopoxviruses and the Diseases They Cause Virus Species Affected Monkeypox virus New and Old World Originated in Zaire in 1970-1971 monkeys; rodents (rats, and was transmitted from monkeys mice, squirrels, and prairie to unvaccinated humans.
Fact Sheet: Embargoed African Rodents and Monkeypox Virus, January 26, 2006 http:// (accessed 2/14/06).
Variola virus and the closely related cowpox virus (CPV) [3], vaccinia virus (VV), and monkeypox virus (MKP) can all infect humans and are classified in the genus Orthopoxvirus.
Meyer H, Perrichot M, Stemmler M, Emmerich P, Schmitz H, Varaine F, Shungu R, Tshioko F, Formenty P (2002) Outbreaks of disease suspected of being due to human monkeypox virus infection in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2001.
Updated interim infection control and exposure management guidance in the healthcare and community setting for patients with possible monkeypox virus infection.
During the summer of 2003, for example, inspectors in New York stopped 14 shipments containing bushmeat (including rodents banned as possible carriers of the monkeypox virus) by targeting incoming flights from Africa.
Monkeypox virus: ecology and public health significance.
A transmission of monkeypox virus to prairie dogs in the United States from giant Gambian rats that were imported from West Africa as pets, a transmission of Marburg and Ebola viruses to nonhuman primates from still-unknown reservoirs, and a transmission of H5N1 influenza virus from migratory ducks to chicken colonies on farms were fundamental causes of outbreaks of these newly emerging viruses in humans.
Wildlife activists want to relocate Phil to Lubbock, Texas, but interstate transportation of prairie dogs was declared illegal after last summer's outbreak of the monkeypox virus, carried by rodents.