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Studying Human Monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Air date: Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 11:00:00 AM
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Category: Special
Runtime: 01:19:49
Description: Since the eradication of smallpox in 1977, monkeypox has remained the only severe poxviral infection of humans. The causative agent is maintained in animals in central Africa, and is transferred to local residents through contact. Human monkeypox closely resembles smallpox, but is less contagious and has a lower case fatality rate. Research on the pathogenesis, prevention and treatment of the disease can both benefit residents of endemic areas and improve US defenses against a deliberate re-introduction of smallpox through bioterrorism. Dr. Rimoin will provide an overview of human monkeypox and present her research on the epidemiology of the disease in the DRC.

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NLM Title: Studying human monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of the Congo [electronic resource] / Anne Rimoin ; Emergency Preparedness and Biodefense Interest Group.
Author: Rimoin, Anne.
National Institutes of Health (U.S.). Emergency Preparedness and Biodefense Interest Group.
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Abstract: (CIT): Since the eradication of smallpox in 1977, monkeypox has remained the only severe poxviral infection of humans. The causative agent is maintained in animals in central Africa, and is transferred to local residents through contact. Human monkeypox closely resembles smallpox, but is less contagious and has a lower case fatality rate. Research on the pathogenesis, prevention and treatment of the disease can both benefit residents of endemic areas and improve US defenses against a deliberate re-introduction of smallpox through bioterrorism. Dr. Rimoin will provide an overview of human monkeypox and present her research on the epidemiology of the disease in the DRC.
Subjects: Congo--epidemiology
Disease Outbreaks
Monkeypox--epidemiology
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NLM Classification: WC 584
NLM ID: 101319951
CIT Live ID: 6267
Permanent link: https://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?14100