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01/18/2024

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Mpox: The alarm went off. Have we gone back to sleep?

Right at the outset of an outbreak that was later declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), we hoped there would be a wakeup call for the international community to pay attention to mpox. It did, but not quite enough. Despite some 91,000 cases of clade IIb mpox virus registered worldwide to-date, little progress has been made into gathering essential evidence as to what works or does not in preventing and treating mpox… 

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Mpox: The alarm went off. Have we gone back to sleep?

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