DHA Library & Monkeypox: Emerging Information and Resources
With the spread of Monkeypox , Dubai Health Authority Medical Library Team are learning to support Healthcare Professionals with all available information about the virus. This page will be updated and changing rapidly with newly published information about Monkeypox.
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Top Monkeypox Articles: 

Clinical features and management of human monkeypox: a retrospective observational study in the UK. Lancet Infect Dis. Published: May 24, 2022. [Full text]

Monkeypox virus particle, coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM)
Open Learning:
Monkeypox: Introductory course for African outbreak contexts: his course provides a general introduction to monkeypox and is intended for health personnel responsible for prevention and control of monkeypox.
Search Strategy:
(("Monkeypox"[Majr]) OR "Monkeypox"[Mesh]) OR "Monkeypox virus"[Mesh] OR Monkey Pox OR Monkeypox viruses OR monkeypox virus OR monkeypox viruses OR Monkey Pox Virus OR Monkey Pox Viruses
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 21e
Inger K. Damo
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Moore M, Zahra F. Monkeypox. [Updated 2022 May 22]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK574519/ 
Monkeypox Guidance:
1. Public Health England: Monkeypox: background information
4. UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA). Monkeypox contact tracing guidance: classification of contacts and advice for vaccination and follow up. London: UKHSA; Published: 20 May 2022. [Accessed 26 May 2022]. 
5. Vaccinia (smallpox) vaccine. Recommendations of the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (ACIP) [published correction appears in MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 1992 Jan 17;41(2):31]. MMWR Recomm Rep. 1991;40(RR-14):1-10. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00042032.htm 
8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Interim clinical guidance for the treatment of monkeypox. 2022
9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Clinical guidance for smallpox vaccine use in a postevent vaccination program. 2015

Articles 1-20: if the full-text is not available, fill the Article Request Form

1. Cho CT, Wenner HA. Monkeypox virusBacteriol Rev. 1973;37(1):1-18. doi:10.1128/br.37.1.1-18.1973 PDF: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC413801/pdf/bactrev00040-0009.pdf 

2. Wharton M, Strikas RA, Harpaz R, et al. Recommendations for using smallpox vaccine in a pre-event vaccination program. Supplemental recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)MMWR Recomm Rep. 2003;52(RR-7):1-16. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5207a1.htm 

3. Bunge EM, Hoet B, Chen L, et al. The changing epidemiology of human monkeypox-A potential threat? A systematic reviewPLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2022;16(2):e0010141. Published 2022 Feb 11. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0010141 . PDF: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8870502/pdf/pntd.0010141.pdf

4, Beer EM, Rao VB. A systematic review of the epidemiology of human monkeypox outbreaks and implications for outbreak strategyPLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13(10):e0007791. Published 2019 Oct 16. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0007791 . PDF: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6816577/pdf/pntd.0007791.pdf

5. Grosenbach DW, Honeychurch K, Rose EA, et al. Oral Tecovirimat for the Treatment of Smallpox. N Engl J Med. 2018;379(1):44-53. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1705688 . PDF: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6086581/pdf/nihms980030.pdf

6. Jordan R, Goff A, Frimm A, et al. ST-246 antiviral efficacy in a nonhuman primate monkeypox model: determination of the minimal effective dose and human dose justification. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2009;53(5):1817-1822. doi:10.1128/AAC.01596-08. PDF: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2681496/pdf/1596-08.pdf

7. Heymann DL, Simpson K. The Evolving Epidemiology of Human Monkeypox: Questions Still to Be AnsweredJ Infect Dis. 2021;223(11):1839-1841. doi:10.1093/infdis/jiab135

8. Grant R, Nguyen LL, Breban R. Modelling human-to-human transmission of monkeypox. Bull World Health Organ. 2020;98(9):638-640. doi:10.2471/BLT.19.242347 . PDF: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7463189/pdf/BLT.19.242347.pdf

9. Zaucha, G., Jahrling, P., Geisbert, T. et al. The Pathology of Experimental Aerosolized Monkeypox Virus Infection in Cynomolgus Monkeys (Macaca fascicularis). Lab Invest 81, 1581–1600 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1038/labinvest.3780373 . PDF: https://doi.org/10.1038/labinvest.3780373

10. Mahase EMonkeypox: What do we know about the outbreaks in Europe and North America? doi:10.1136/bmj.o1274

11. Erin R Whitehouse, .., et.al. Clinical and Epidemiological Findings from Enhanced Monkeypox Surveillance in Tshuapa Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo During 2011–2015The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 223, Issue 11, 1 June 2021, Pages 1870–1878, https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiab133 . PDF: https://academic.oup.com/jid/article-pdf/223/11/1870/38499757/jiab133.pdf

12. Li Y, Zhao H, Wilkins K, Hughes C, Damon IK. Real-time PCR assays for the specific detection of monkeypox virus West African and Congo Basin strain DNAJ Virol Methods. 2010;169(1):223-227. doi:10.1016/j.jviromet.2010.07.012

13. Peter, O.J., Kumar, S., Kumari, N. et al. Transmission dynamics of Monkeypox virus: a mathematical modelling approach. Model. Earth Syst. Environ. (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40808-021-01313-2 . PDF: https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s40808-021-01313-2.pdf

14. Oladoye MJ. Monkeypox: A Neglected Viral Zoonotic Disease. Electronic Journal of Medical and Educational Technologies. 2021 May 15;14(2):em2108. PDF: https://www.ejmets.com/download/monkeypox-a-neglected-viral-zoonotic-disease-10911.pdf 

15. Yang L, Tian L, Li L, et al. Efficient assembly of a large fragment of monkeypox virus genome as a qPCR template using dual-selection based transformation-associated recombination. Virol Sin. 2022. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1995820X22000414. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.virs.2022.02.009.

16. Singh, Neha P., et al. A Systematic Review on Epidermology of Human Monkeypox Virus. Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology 25.7 (2021): 602-610. PDF: https://annalsofrscb.ro/index.php/journal/article/download/9988/7274

17. Patrono, L.V., Pléh, K., Samuni, L. et al. Monkeypox virus emergence in wild chimpanzees reveals distinct clinical outcomes and viral diversityNat Microbiol 5, 955–965 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41564-020-0706-0 

18. Earl, P., Americo, J., Wyatt, L. et al. Immunogenicity of a highly attenuated MVA smallpox vaccine and protection against monkeypox. Nature 428, 182–185 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature02331 

19. Stittelaar, K., Neyts, J., Naesens, L. et al. Antiviral treatment is more effective than smallpox vaccination upon lethal monkeypox virus infectionNature 439, 745–748 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature04295

20. Edghill-Smith, Y., Golding, H., Manischewitz, J. et al. Smallpox vaccine–induced antibodies are necessary and sufficient for protection against monkeypox virus. Nat Med 11, 740–747 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/nm1261

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