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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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The standard requires employers to control workplace exposures to infectious diseases in animals such as Hantavirus, monkey pox, anthrax, avian influenza, and bovine tuberculosis.
West Nile Encephalitis, SARS, Monkey Pox and highly pathogenic avian flu have changed all that.
With the proliferation of AIDS, outbreaks of monkey pox, talk of an Avian flu pandemic, and the discovery of West Nile virus in blood donations, I came to realize that our (handling or ingesting) relationships with animals could literally destroy us.