laboratory investigations of african pouched rats (cricetomys gambianus) as a potential reservoir host species for monkeypox virus.monkeypox is a zoonotic disease endemic to central and western africa, where it is a major public health concern. although monkeypox virus (mpxv) and monkeypox disease in humans have been well characterized, little is known about its natural history, or its maintenance in animal populations of sylvatic reservoir(s). in 2003, several species of rodents imported from ghana were involved in a monkeypox outbreak in the united states with individuals of three african rodent genera (cricetomys, graphi ...201526517724
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