What we know about monkeypox outbreaks at a glance
Abdelhafid Benksim 1 2 * , El Mahjoub El Harsi 1 2, Fatima Ezzahra Kasmaoui 1, Rachid Ait Addi 2, Najma Boudebouch 1, Mohamed Cherkaoui 2
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1 Laboratory of Health Sciences, Environment and Innovation, Higher Institute of Nursing Professions and Health Techniques, Marrakesh, Morocco
2 Laboratory of Pharmacology, Neurobiology, Anthropobiology and Environment, Semlalia Faculty of Sciences, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco
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Abstract

Monkeypox is an infectious disease transmitted from animals, especially rodents, to humans and many cases occur outside Africa. From 13 May to 4 June 2022, more than 780 confirmed cases from four non-endemic areas were reported to WHO. Inter-human transmission occurs through close contact with skin lesions, respiratory droplets and infectious material.
PCR is the recommended biological reference test for skin lesions. Although vaccination provides better cross-protection, no treatment is officially recommended. Emergency virus surveillance will be implemented to identify possible cases and contain the spread of the outbreak.

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Article Type: Editorial

https://doi.org/10.29333/jcei/12189

J CLIN EXP INVEST, 2022 - Volume 13 Issue 3, Article No: em00797

Publication date: 29 Jun 2022

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