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The Prevalence & Spectrum of Neurological & Psychiatric Presentations of Human Monkeypox Infection

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Scientists have conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the prevalence of neuropsychiatric manifestations associated with monkeypox infection. The review article has recently been published in eClinicalMedicine.  

Background

Monkeypox is a zoonotic virus belonging to the Orthopoxvirus genus of the Poxviridae family. The virus was initially endemic to Central and West Africa, with some sporadic outbreaks documented in non-endemic countries. However, since May 2022, a sharp rise in monkeypox cases has been observed in more than 90 countries, especially the USA and UK.

Monkeypox infection is mostly self-limiting and lasts for about 2 – 4 weeks ...