• PRIYANKA KAMARIA Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, KLE College of Pharmacy, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
  • SOURAV GUHA Department of Pharmacology, KLE College of Pharmacy, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.




Monkey pox, Viral infection, Polymerase chain reaction, Orthopoxvirus, Vaccines


After the disastrous COVID-19 pandemic, now, monkey pox has spreaded its legs all over the world. Disease originated in Africa but its outbreak occurred in 89 countries since January 2022. As per the World Health Organization report, in between January 1, 2022, and August 10, 2022, 27,814 confirmed cases and 11 deaths occurred across 89 countries. Monkey pox is a viral infection which may occur in humans as well as in animals. Rope squirrel (Funisciurus spp.), Gambian pouched rat (Cricetomys gambianus), and Sooty mangabey monkey (Cercocebus atys) are suspected reservoir host for monkey pox. Its symptoms are similar to but milder than small pox. As orthopox viruses are morphologically identical to each other, Polymerase chain reaction is only test for detection of monkey pox-specific DNA signatures. There is no specific treatment for monkey pox infection but as monkey pox and small pox infections are hereditarily comparative so antiviral medications and antibodies created to safeguard against small pox are generally prescribed to prevent and treat monkey pox. One of the important measures for prevention from monkey pox is small pox vaccination to the individual and also to the healthy people in occupation who are at high risk of exposure except in immunocompromised individuals.


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How to Cite

KAMARIA, P., & GUHA, S. (2022). A REVIEW ON MONKEY POX DISEASE. Innovare Journal of Health Sciences, 11(1), 1–5. https://doi.org/10.22159/ijhs.2022.v11i1.46559



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