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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2003 Jun 13;52(23):537-40.

Multistate outbreak of monkeypox--Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, 2003.

Abstract

CDC has received reports of patients with a febrile rash illness who had close contact with pet prairie dogs and other animals. The Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisconsin, identified a virus morphologically consistent with a poxvirus by electron microscopy of skin lesion tissue from a patient, lymph node tissue from the patient's pet prairie dog, and isolates of virus from culture of these tissues. Additional laboratory testing at CDC indicated that the causative agent is a monkeypox virus, a member of the orthopoxvirus group. This report summarizes initial descriptive epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory data, interim infection-control guidance, and new animal import regulations.

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12803191
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