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Estimating the Risk for a Human Exposed to an Animal with a Possible Monkeypox Exposure

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

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Description:

Animals infected with monkeypox were imported from Africa into the United States in 2003. There followed spread to prairie dogs and other animals with eventual human infections. The risk of becoming infected can be estimated from the type of exposure that occurred.

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