Monkeypox is a rare viral disease that occurs mainly in the rain forest countries of central and west Africa. The disease was first discovered in laboratory monkeys in 1958.
In 1970, monkeypox was reported in humans for the first time. In June 2003, monkeypox was reported in prairie dogs and humans in the United States.
Joining me today for a primer on monkeypox is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at the Yale schools of Medicine and Public health and author of the book, Animal Viruses and Humans–A Narrow Divide, Warren Andiman, MD.
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- Rat lungworm in the US: An interview with Dr Eugene Liu
- Toxocara in the UK: A discussion with Dr Ian Wright
- Keystone virus: An interview with John Lednicky, Ph.D.
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- Thoughts on the eradicator of smallpox: ‘You can argue that he’s may of saved more lives than any other single human being in human history’
- Monkeypox outbreak spreads to five regions in Cameroon
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- Filariasis: Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi
- Schistosomiasis: In terms of impact, it’s second only to malaria as the most devastating parasitic disease
Intro music: “Rapture” by Ross Bugden