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Endemic human monkeypox, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2001-2004.

Authors
  • Rimoin, Anne W
  • Kisalu, Neville
  • Kebela-Ilunga, Benoit
  • Mukaba, Thibaut
  • Wright, Linda L
  • Formenty, Pierre
  • Wolfe, Nathan D
  • Shongo, Robert Loshima
  • Tshioko, Florimond
  • Okitolonda, Emile
  • Muyembe, Jean-Jacques
  • Ryder, Robert W
  • Meyer, Hermann
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2007
Source
eScholarship - University of California
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Abstract

By analyzing vesicle fluids and crusted scabs from 136 persons with suspected monkeypox, we identified 51 cases of monkeypox by PCR, sequenced the hemagglutinin gene, and confirmed 94% of cases by virus culture. PCR demonstrated chickenpox in 61 patients. Coinfection with both viruses was found in 1 additional patient.

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