Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers investigate how the mpox virus infiltrates brain cells

A multidisciplinary team at the University of Alberta is seeking to understand how monkeypox (mpox) virus may be causing neurological symptoms in people affected by the global outbreak of mpox disease, declared by the World ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mpox viruses shown to be relatively stable on surfaces

Smallpox viruses are notorious for their ability to remain infectious in the environment for a very long time. A study conducted by the Department of Molecular and Medical Virology at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, has ...

Medical research

Scientists develop mouse model to study mpox virulence

Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, have removed a major roadblock to better understanding of mpox (formerly, monkeypox). They developed ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO renames monkeypox as mpox, citing racism concerns

The World Health Organization has renamed monkeypox as mpox, citing concerns the original name of the decades-old animal disease could be construed as discriminatory and racist.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO-recommended hand disinfectants inactivate monkeypox viruses

People in many countries are contracting monkeypox, even though they have not traveled to any regions where the virus is mainly circulating. The World Health Organization (WHO) therefore classifies monkeypox as a public health ...

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