Hospitalisation for monkeypox in Milan, Italy

Travel Med Infect Dis. 2022 Sep-Oct;49:102417. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2022.102417. Epub 2022 Aug 4.


During the current multi-country outbreak of human monkeypox the hospitalisation rate observed in Milan, Italy was 8.8%. Bacterial superinfection and severe perianal pain were the main cause of hospitalisation requiring antibiotic treatment and analgesic therapy. One patient was treated with Cidofovir. All hospitalised patients were discharged and the outcome was favourable with full recovery.

MeSH terms

  • Cidofovir
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Italy / epidemiology
  • Monkeypox* / drug therapy
  • Monkeypox* / epidemiology


  • Cidofovir