Molecular Evidence of Human Monkeypox Virus Infection, Sierra Leone.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 Jun 17;25(6):1220-1222. Epub 2019 Jun 17.

Monkeypox virus is a zoonotic disease endemic to Africa. In 2017, we confirmed a case of human monkeypox virus in Sierra Leone by molecular and serologic methods. Sequencing analysis indicated the virus belongs to the West African clade and data suggest it was likely transmitted by wild animals.

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