Update: multistate outbreak of monkeypox--Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin, 2003

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2003 Jul 4;52(26):616-8.

Abstract

CDC and state and local health departments continue to investigate cases of monkeypox among persons who had contact with wild or exotic mammalian pets or persons with monkeypox. This report updates epidemiologic, laboratory, and smallpox vaccine use data for U.S. cases, and summarizes the laboratory-based evidence implicating imported African rodents as the probable source of the outbreak.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Animals, Domestic / virology
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Contact Tracing
  • Disease Outbreaks* / prevention & control
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Illinois / epidemiology
  • Indiana / epidemiology
  • Infant
  • Kansas / epidemiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Missouri / epidemiology
  • Monkeypox virus / isolation & purification*
  • Ohio / epidemiology
  • Poxviridae Infections / diagnosis
  • Poxviridae Infections / epidemiology*
  • Poxviridae Infections / prevention & control
  • Poxviridae Infections / transmission
  • Sciuridae / virology
  • Smallpox Vaccine / administration & dosage
  • Wisconsin / epidemiology

Substances

  • Smallpox Vaccine