Varicella Coinfection in Patients with Active Monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Using clinical and socio-demographic data collected with standardized instruments by trained, local nurse supervisors, we examined a variety of hypotheses to explain the unexpectedly high proportion of coinfections among the sample, including the hypothesis that the two viruses occur independently

Nicole A. Hoff


Scholarcy highlights

  • From 2006 to 2007, an active surveillance program for human monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of the Congo identified 151 cases of coinfection with monkeypox virus and varicella zoster virus from 1158 suspected cases of human MPX
  • Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study
  • Hoff are considered co-first authors for this manuscript

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