Canadian researchers underwent a modelling study to explore optimal allocation of vaccines against monkeypox virus (MPXV), that prioritises vaccines to larger networks with more initial infections and greater potential for spread is best.
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Researchers show how monkeypox mutations cause virus to replicate, spread faster.
The World Health Organization has declared monkeypox a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, the highest level of alert.
Governments outside of Africa have launched limited vaccinations to fight against the rising number of monkeypox cases.
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