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Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 Aug;25(8):1602-1604. doi: 10.3201/eid2508.190112. Epub 2019 Aug 17.

Intrafamily Transmission of Monkeypox Virus, Central African Republic, 2018.


Monkeypox is a rare viral zoonotic disease; primary infections are reported from remote forest areas of Central and West Africa. We report an investigation of a monkeypox outbreak in Lobaye, southwest Central African Republic, in October 2018.


Central Africa; Monkeypox virus; Orthopoxvirus; outbreak investigation; viruses; zoonoses

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