(Photomicrograph from CDC)
The last US outbreak of mpox (formerly known as monkeypox) was in 2003 from owners and veterinarians handling pet prairie dogs, exposed at pet rodent distributors by imported giant Gambian rats. Now we have a new wrinkle with human-to-human transmission. See links below and look forward to the "M" novel!
People often think of 'the flu' as only a human-to-human disease. But the reservoir for the virus is in animals. More exciting challenges for Maya Maguire with pigs and birds in the "I" book!
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