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Volume 25, Number 2—February 2019

Epidemiologic and Ecologic Investigations of Monkeypox, Likouala Department, Republic of the Congo, 2017

Reena H. DoshiComments to Author , Sarah Anne J. Guagliardo, Jeffrey B. Doty, Angelie Dzabatou Babeaux, Audrey Matheny, Jillybeth Burgado, Michael B. Townsend, Clint N. Morgan, Panayampalli Subbian Satheshkumar, Nestor Ndakala, Therese Kanjingankolo, Lambert Kitembo, Jean Malekani, Lem’s Kalemba, Elisabeth Pukuta, Tobi N’kaya, Fabien Kangoula, Cynthia Moses, Andrea M. McCollum, Mary G. Reynolds, Jean-Vivien Mombouli, Yoshinori Nakazawa, and Brett W. Petersen
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (R.H. Doshi, S.A.J. Guagliardo, J.B. Doty, A. Matheny, J. Burgado, M.B. Townsend, C.N. Morgan, P.S. Satheshkumar, A.M. McCollum, M.G. Reynolds, Y. Nakazawa, B.W. Petersen); Ministry of Health, Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of the Congo (A.D. Babeaux, L. Kitembo, F. Kangoula, J.-V. Mombouli); Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Fellowship Program, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA (A. Matheny, J. Burgado, C.N. Morgan); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (N. Ndakala, T. Kanjingankolo, J.-V. Mombouli); University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa (J. Malekani, L. Kalemba); Institut Nationale de Recherche Biomedicale, Kinshasa (E. Pukuta); Ministere de l’Agriculture, de l’Elevage et de la Peche, Brazzaville (T. N’kaya); International Communication and Education Fund, Kinshasa (C. Moses)

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Table 1

Criteria for monkeypox case classification, Likouala, Republic of the Congo, 2017

Rash: muscular, papular, vesicular, pustular, generalized, or localized; discrete or confluent
Fever >37.4°C
Chills and/or sweats
Sore throat/cough
Exposure to a confirmed or probable human case of monkeypox
Exposure to an African endemic animal species of which cases have been identified with elevated levels of orthopoxvirus
Detection of orthopoxvirus DNA by PCR testing of a clinical specimen
No detection of orthopoxvirus DNA by PCR testing of a well-sampled rash lesion
Alternative diagnosis can fully explain the illness

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