What Do Hospitalists Need to Know About Monkeypox?
June 24, 2022
What is monkeypox? Monkeypox is a rare infection caused by the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus belongs to the Orthopoxvirus genus in the family Poxviridae. The Orthopoxvirus genus also includes...
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