Diseases

Name

Monkeypox

Names alternate

MoxV

Parents
(1) Dermatologic infection
Agents
(1) Monkeypox virus > Poxviridae > Virus
Populations
(1) Human (Homo sapiens sapiens) > Primate > Placental mammal (Eutheria) > Mammal (Mammalia) > Vertebrate > Animal (Animalia)
(2) Non-human primate > Primate > Placental mammal (Eutheria) > Mammal (Mammalia) > Vertebrate > Animal (Animalia)
(3) Rodent (Rodentia) > Placental mammal (Eutheria) > Mammal (Mammalia) > Vertebrate > Animal (Animalia)
Transmission
(1) Casual contact
(2) Fomite
Properties
(1) Zoonotic
Documents
(1) Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Communicable Disease Control: Monkeypox (2006)
(2) WHO: Monkeypox (2011)
(3) Wikipedia: Monkeypox (2015)
Notes

Recent evidence suggests that African squirrels may be the natural reservoir for monkeypox, but other rodents including Gambian rats, mice, and the elephant shrew, and mammals including rabbits, monkeys, and pigs, can be carriers.

Created

2015-07-27 15:07:52+00:00

Modified

2015-09-10 19:05:31.270109+00:00