Human Monkeypox: A Comprehensive Narrative Review and Analysis of the Public Health Implications

Di Gennaro, Francesco, Veronese, Nicola, Marotta, Claudia, Shin, Jae Il, Koyanagi, Ai, Silenzi, Andrea, Antunes, Mario, Saracino, Annalisa, Bavaro, Davide Fiore, Soysal, Pinar, Segala, Francesco Vladimiro, Butler, Laurie T., Barbagallo, Mario, Barnett, Yvonne A. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0271-2266, Parris, Christopher, Nicastri, Emanuele, Pizzol, Damiano and Smith, Lee ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5340-9833 (2022) Human Monkeypox: A Comprehensive Narrative Review and Analysis of the Public Health Implications. Microorganisms, 10 (8). p. 1633. ISSN 2076-2607

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Abstract

Recently, numerous cases of monkeypox were reported from several non-endemic countries in Europe, North America, and Oceania, suggesting an unusual and alarming public health issue, particularly considering that the disease is not directly related to human or animal travels. Attention is currently being drawn to this phenomenon since more than 70% of the global population is no longer vaccinated against smallpox. Indeed, the smallpox vaccination also confers some indirect degree of protection against other poxviruses, including monkeypox. We performed a narrative review to describe the existing literature with regard to monkeypox using the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Scopus databases. This review aims to provide updated evidence of findings on the epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, management, and prevention of monkeypox, also considering the concurrent zoonotic pandemic caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Monkeypox, Public Health, zoonotic pandemic, Smallpox
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2022 10:16
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2022 09:23
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/707812

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