Infectious Disease Compendium

Monkey Pox

Microbiology

A pox virus. (Review 2013)

Epidemiologic Risks

Travel to or exposure to rodents from West Africa.

Syndromes

Fever, headache followed by the pox and adenopathy (PubMed).

Treatment

Self limited.

Notes

Person to person spread rare, but can be mistaken for smallpox. As immunity to smallpox wanes, cases of monkey pox are increasing.