The resurgence of monkeypox

Monkeypox Virus Symptoms Infographics With Icons.

Monkeypox virus is classified as an Orthopoxvirus—one which uses mammals as host. Humans are protected against it by the smallpox vaccine, but are becoming more susceptible now due to less vaccinations, and waning immunity to the vaccine.

Guest: Prof Raina Macintyre, Head, Biosecurity Research Program, Kirby Institute, UNSW Medicine

Host: Dr Norman Swan , HEAR the interview