Volume 93, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Monkeypox (MPX) is a zoonotic Orthopoxvirus infection endemic in central and western Africa. Human MPX cases occur in the central and northern regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and this is the first report of confirmed MPX cases in the forested areas of North and South Kivu Provinces, with a detailed epidemiological investigation for one case. The location of each case is within areas predicted to be suitable for MPX virus transmission based on an ecological niche model. Phylogenetic analysis places these viruses in the Congo Basin clade.


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  • Received : 02 Feb 2015
  • Accepted : 31 Mar 2015
  • Published online : 07 Oct 2015

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