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Mpox: Introduction


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Mpox: Introduction


Mpox is a rare virus transmitted to humans from infected animals, most commonly rodents. It can then spread among humans but there is no evidence to date that person-to-person transmission alone can sustain the disease in the human population. Symptoms are similar to those seen in past smallpox patients, but are less severe. Smallpox was eradicated as a disease in 1980; however, mpox still occurs sporadically in remote parts of Central and West Africa, near tropical rainforests. Typically, case fatality in mpox outbreaks has been 1-10% but with appropriate care most patients will recover. This course provides a general introduction to mpox and is intended for health personnel responsible for prevention and control of mpox in humans. (WHO)





Approximately 1 hour.


Free with free OpenWHO account.


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