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monkeypox

[′məŋ·kē‚päks]
(veterinary medicine)
An animal virus that causes a smallpox-like eruption but only rarely infects humans and has little potential for interhuman spread.
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psittaci Birds Listeria Amphibians Tularemia Mammals (especially rabbits) Leptospirosis Mammals Campylobacter Reptiles Enterobacter Reptiles Streptobacillus Mammals Pasterurella Mammals, birds Colibacilla Birds Yersinia pestis Mammals (rodents and fleas) Tuberculosis Mammals, birds Staphylococcus Mammals, birds Viral LCM (lymphocytic choriomeningitis) Mammals Rabies Mammals (rarely reported in birds of prey) Monkey Pox Potentially any mammal Yeast Candida Reptiles Fungal Dermatophytes (ringworm) Mammals Cryptococcus Birds Protozoan Giardia All species potential Coccidia All species potential
Others challenges loom: West Nile disease, monkey pox, hantavirus.
Unregulated movements of wild animals pose a serious risk to public health due to some of the animals in question being potential carriers of diseases, some of which can be fatally infectious for humans such as ebola, simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV)and monkey pox.
Concerned about the latest public health threat, whether monkey pox or tuberculosis?
They join other recent additions like Ebola and monkey pox.