Term Monkeypox
Code YF-3000.5090
Definition A disease caused by an infection with monkeypox virus that is transmitted by direct contact with infected animals, direct contact with the body fluid of infected individuals, or contact with objects likely carrying infection such as clothing, bedding or utensils. The disease in humans is characterized by a cough, a rash and swollen lymph nodes. The incubation period for the illness is about 12 days.
Created 6/11/03
Changed 10/26/22
Use References hMPXV
Mpox Virus
MPX Virus
See Also References
External Classification Terms Infectious Diseases (NPC G02.13)
Related Concepts
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Bibliographic References "Reducing Stigma", Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website,

"1E71 Monkeypox", World Health Organization (WHO) International Classification of Diseases,

"MPX? Mpox? The struggle to replace 'monkeypox' with a name that isn't racist", Brittny Mejia, Los Angeles Times,

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