Tracing the transmission of mpox through wastewater surveillance in Southeast Asia

Wannigama, Dhammika Leshan; Amarasiri, Mohan; Phattharapornjaroen, Phatthranit; Hurst, Cameron; Modchang, Charin; Chadsuthi, Sudarat; Anupong, Suparinthon; Miyanaga, Kazuhiko; Cui, Longzhu; Thuptimdang, Wanwara; Ali Hosseini Rad, S.M.; Fernandez, Stefan; Huang, Angkana T.; Vatanaprasan, Porames; Jay, Dylan John; Saethang, Thammakorn; Luk-in, Sirirat; Storer, Robin James; Ounjai, Puey; Ragupathi, Naveen Kumar Devanga; Kanthawee, Phitsanuruk; Sano, Daisuke; Furukawa, Takashi; Sei, Kazunari; Leelahavanichkul, Asada; Kanjanabuch, Talerngsak; Higgins, Paul G.; Nanbo, Asuka; Kicic, Anthony; Singer, Andrew C. ORCID:; Chatsuwan, Tanittha; Trowsdale, Sam; Siow, Richard; Shibuya, Kenji; Abe, Shuichi; Ishikawa, Hitoshi; Hongsing, Parichart. 2023 Tracing the transmission of mpox through wastewater surveillance in Southeast Asia. Journal of Travel Medicine, 30 (5), taad096.

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High population density and tourism in Southeast Asia increase the risk of mpox due to frequent interpersonal contacts. Our wastewater surveillance in six Southeast Asian countries revealed positive signals for Monkeypox virus (MPXV) DNA, indicating local transmission. This alerts clinicians and helps allocate resources like testing, vaccines and therapeutics in resource-limited countries.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Pollution (Science Area 2017-)
ISSN: 1195-1982
Additional Keywords: tracing, transmission, Mpox, wastewaters, surveillances, Southeast Asia, WBE
NORA Subject Terms: Health
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Date made live: 09 Nov 2023 10:36 +0 (UTC)

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