Monkeypox: we cannot afford to ignore yet another warning

Bell, Diana and Cunningham, Andrew (2022) Monkeypox: we cannot afford to ignore yet another warning. CABI One Health. ISSN 2791-233X

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An unintended consequence of smallpox eradication and ending the smallpox vaccination campaign has been to render the global human population immunologically naïve to orthopoxvirus infection for the first time in history. This has occurred at a time when the majority of people worldwide live in high population densities in cities and when connectivity across the world has never been higher, both of which facilitate the emergence and spread of infectious diseases. It is not surprising, therefore, that novel zoonotic orthopoxvirus infections have been increasing in recent years, or that an international outbreak of human monkeypox disease has occurred. A One Health approach, including consideration of land-use change and the bushmeat and exotic pet trades, is required to prevent opportunities for the emergence of monkeypox, or diseases cause by other orthopoxviruses, and for a rapid and effective response to any outbreaks in order to limit their spread.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 3 - good health and well-being,sdg 15 - life on land ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/good_health_and_well_being
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Water Security Research Centre
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Organisms and the Environment
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Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2022 16:31
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2023 00:06


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