Endemic human monkeypox, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2001-2004

Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Jun;13(6):934-7. doi: 10.3201/eid1306.061540.

Abstract

By analyzing vesicle fluids and crusted scabs from 136 persons with suspected monkeypox, we identified 51 cases of monkeypox by PCR, sequenced the hemagglutinin gene, and confirmed 94% of cases by virus culture. PCR demonstrated chickenpox in 61 patients. Coinfection with both viruses was found in 1 additional patient.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Chickenpox / diagnosis
  • Chickenpox / epidemiology
  • Chickenpox / genetics
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo / epidemiology
  • Endemic Diseases
  • Female
  • Hemagglutinins / genetics
  • Herpesvirus 3, Human / genetics
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Monkeypox / epidemiology*
  • Monkeypox / genetics*
  • Phylogeny
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Population Surveillance

Substances

  • Hemagglutinins

Associated data

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