Gunzburg: monkeys could have contracted the smallpox virus from rodents

Director of the Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology named after Gamaleya Alexander Gintsburg suggested that monkeys

could themselves become a victim of the smallpox virus, getting sick from rodent bites. Discuss

According to the scientist, the source of monkeypoxcould be rodents such as rats, mice, which are the reservoir of this virus. Gunzburg also noted that in the case of mass distribution among people, the virus can acquire increased virulence - the ability to cause disease.

“The monkeys themselves suffered. Most likely, they got infected from rodents such as mice, rats, which are the main reservoir and carrier of this virus,” Gunzburg emphasized.

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