further assessment of monkeypox virus infection in gambian pouched rats (cricetomys gambianus) using in vivo bioluminescent imaging.monkeypox is a zoonosis clinically similar to smallpox in humans. recent evidence has shown a potential risk of increased incidence in central africa. despite attempts to isolate the virus from wild rodents and other small mammals, no reservoir host has been identified. in 2003, monkeypox virus (mpxv) was accidentally introduced into the u.s. via the pet trade and was associated with the gambian pouched rat (cricetomys gambianus). therefore, we investigated the potential reservoir competence of ...201526517839
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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