Management of a suspected case of Monkeypox at Vanga Hospital, Kwilu, Republic Democratic of Congo

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJMD.2013.04.02.Art009

Authors : Mudji E’kitiak


Monkeypox disease is a zoonosis caused by monkeypox virus, a member of the genus orthopoxvirus, subfamily Chordopoxvirinae, family Poxviridae. It is a virus very similar to the smallpox virus. It is a disease that occurs in tropical Africa, in the Congo Basin. The Congo is the country where you meet the most cases of monkeypox. The disease was first identified in 1958 but the first cases were observed after the eradication of smallpox in 1977, the disease was confused with smallpox for several years (1).


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