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Descriptor English: Monkeypox
Descriptor Spanish: Viruela de los Simios
Descriptor Portuguese: Monkeypox
Descriptor French: Orthopoxvirose simienne
Entry term(s): Monkey Pox
Tree number(s): C01.925.256.743.615
C22.735.750
C22.795.600
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D045908
Scope note: A viral disease infecting PRIMATES and RODENTS. Its clinical presentation in humans is similar to SMALLPOX including FEVER; HEADACHE; COUGH; and a painful RASH. It is caused by MONKEYPOX VIRUS and is usually transmitted to humans through BITES or via contact with an animal's BLOOD. Interhuman transmission is relatively low (significantly less than smallpox).
Annotation: human & animal; if in animal, use/vet
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
TM transmission
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Poxviridae Infections (1967-2003)
Public MeSH Note: 2004
History Note: 2004
DeCS ID: 38031
Unique ID: D045908
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2004/01/01
Date of Entry: 2003/07/09
Monkeypox - Preferred
Concept UI M0450226
Scope note A viral disease infecting PRIMATES and RODENTS. Its clinical presentation in humans is similar to SMALLPOX including FEVER; HEADACHE; COUGH; and a painful RASH. It is caused by MONKEYPOX VIRUS and is usually transmitted to humans through BITES or via contact with an animal's BLOOD. Interhuman transmission is relatively low (significantly less than smallpox).
Preferred term Monkeypox
Entry term(s) Monkey Pox



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