Due to recent outbreaks, research on monkeypox has grown exponentially, but here are a few resources to get started.
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If you suspect that you may have Monkeypox, please contact the University Health Services for help immediately.
Use the following links to find local guidelines and information about the virus.
Free testing and walk-in appointments for Monkeypox are available at Allegheny county's Public Health Clinic.
Blakey Center - Public Health Clinic
1908 Wylie Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
The following statistics were taken from the WHO webpage on October 7th, 2022.
Here are some selected resources to learn more about Monkeypox.
Search the following databases for academic, research articles. You can also find more databases with reputable research on Gumberg's A-Z Databases & E-Resource List.
Image taken September 28th, 2022. For updated information click the map.
The following health organizations can provide a starting point to information about Monkeypox that is accessible to the public.
Most textbook sources will only include one or more chapters to discuss Monkeypox or the Pox family of viruses within the context of a broader subject. You can find more books available within Gumberg's collections using DUQ Search. Learn more about DUQ Search with this guide.
E-books can be found through several different databases.
Check for the latest articles and site updates published by the CDC.
Search these news sources for current events about Monkeypox.
Try using the Libkey Nomad extension to find full text pdf options for you.
Alongside carefully interrogating the validity of your sources of information, there is published research and tools for investigating misinformation. Some selected resources are listed below.
Ortiz-MartínezY., SarmientoJ., Bonilla-AldanaD. K., & Rodríguez-MoralesA. J. (2022). Monkeypox goes viral: measuring the misinformation outbreak on Twitter. The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, 16(07), 1218-1220. https://doi.org/10.3855/jidc.16907
This interactive graph produced by Ad Fontes Media rates news sources on their reliability and political bias.
To read more about misinformation, check out this Gumberg research guide.