Intrafamily Transmission of Monkeypox Virus, Central African Republic, 2018

Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 Aug;25(8):1602-1604. doi: 10.3201/eid2508.190112. Epub 2019 Aug 17.

Abstract

Monkeypox is a rare viral zoonotic disease; primary infections are reported from remote forest areas of Central and West Africa. We report an investigation of a monkeypox outbreak in Lobaye, southwest Central African Republic, in October 2018.

Keywords: Central Africa; Monkeypox virus; Orthopoxvirus; outbreak investigation; viruses; zoonoses.

Publication types

  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Central African Republic / epidemiology
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Family
  • Female
  • Health Personnel
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Monkeypox / epidemiology*
  • Monkeypox / history
  • Monkeypox / transmission*
  • Monkeypox / virology
  • Monkeypox virus*
  • Young Adult
  • Zoonoses