The Novel Monkeypox Outbreak: What Should We Know and Reflect On?

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. While the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the world is on high alert regarding the second public health threat of a global monkeypox outbreak. Monkeypox, a relative of smallpox, is a zoonotic disease that was initially restricted to Africa. However, a novel outbreak has occurred in Europe, a non-endemic region, starting in May 2022. In the face of this unprecedented event, people should be aware of several crucial facts regarding monkeypox to support global public health prevention and control of the outbreak, including pathogenetic epidemiological and diagnostic aspects. As the cases outside Africa rapidly increase thinking about the potential effects on global public health, as well as the shifting epidemiological trends of monkeypox and the insights from this novel outbreak, will be crucial.

Article reference: Xiaoning Liu, Xiao Jiang and Zheng Zhu et al. The Novel Monkeypox Outbreak: What Should We Know and Reflect On?. Zoonoses. Vol. 2(1). DOI: 10.15212/ZOONOSES-2022-0022

Keywords: Monkeypox, non-endemic region, global public health

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