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Monkeypox Virus Infections

What is mpox?

Mpox, which used to be called monkeypox, is a rare disease caused by infection with the mpox virus. The mpox virus is in the same family of viruses as the smallpox virus. But mpox is less contagious than smallpox. And its disease causes milder symptoms and is usually not fatal.

In the past, most of the people who got mpox lived in certain parts of central and western Africa, had traveled there, or had been exposed to infected animals imported from there. During the recent outbreak, the disease has been found in people who live in other countries, including the United States.

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  1. Mpox (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... is mpox? Mpox, which used to be called monkeypox, is a rare disease caused by infection with ...
  2. ... taken in its entirety from the CDC Smallpox/Monkeypox Vaccine Information Statement (VIS): www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/smallpox-monkeypox.html . Page last updated November 14, 2022.
  3. Smallpox/Monkeypox Vaccine Information Statement (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... you need to know about the JYNNEOS Smallpox/Monkeypox Vaccine.
  4. ... spread of this infection. Mpox was previously called "monkeypox." ... is how it first came to be called "monkeypox." The name was changed to mpox to reduce ...
  5. Mpox (Monkeypox) (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
    monkeypox, monkey pox, mpox, m pox, monkey pocks, kids and monkeypox, tecovirimat, monkeypox outbreak, WHO, world health, global health emergency, public ...
  6. Mpox (Monkeypox) Q&A (Pan American Health Organization)  
    Pan American Health Organization ... Mpox/Specifics ... Mpox
  7. Mpox (formerly Monkeypox) From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)  
    The monkeypox virus is part of the Orthopoxvirus genus, which also includes variola virus (the cause of smallpox), vaccinia ...
  8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... PDF ... Smallpox/Patient Handouts ... Smallpox ... Mpox/Patient Handouts ... Mpox
  9. Travelers' Health: Immunocompromised Travelers (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Traveler's Health/Related Issues ... Traveler's Health ... Immune System and Disorders/Related Issues ... Immune System and ...
  10. Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (Sickle Cell Disease Association of America)  
    ... for adults with... Read more MARAC Advisory Statement: Monkeypox July 20 – The Sickle Cell Disease Association of ...
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