How is the Monkeypox Epidemic Affecting Society? Hear from the Expert

By IGI Global on Aug 11, 2022
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Editor Note: Understanding the importance of this timely topic and to ensure that research is made available to the wider academic community, IGI Global has made a chapter of the featured publicaton complimentary to access through September 10.

The current Monkeypox epidemic is quickly taking center stage within world news. As researchers work to learn more about the disease, it is important to consider its emerging effects on society, as well as the stigmatization it has brought upon marginalized communities.
Hear Prof. Edward Greenberg, an expert in neurotechnology, healthcare, and higher education, discuss research from his recently released title in relation to the emerging epidemic and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic:
Historical and Epidemiological Analyses on the Impact of Infectious Disease on Society
Prof. Edward Greenberg (Cigna, USA)
©2022 | 261 pgs. | EISBN13: 9781799886914
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  • Ideal for medical professionals, researchers, practitioners, academicians, & More
  • Covers Topics such as Human Society, Infectious Disease Agents,
    & Vulnerable Populations
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"Historical and Epidemiological Analyses on the Impact of Infectious Disease on Society was written to provide context to the COVID-19 pandemic, and now may help provide context to the spread of the monkeypox virus. Apparent exponential growth in monkeypox cases, suggested by case counts in Africa rising since the 1970s, has recently expanded worldwide. The outbreak risks raising stigmatization because it currently appears to be spreading in the population outside of Africa largely among men who have sex with men. The impact of monkeypox may vary around the globe. However, much recent literature emphasizes that cases at the forefront of the current outbreak are generally mild. A characteristic symptom is rash, but fever, chills, and lymphadenopathy may also be present. Smallpox vaccines have efficacy against monkeypox, via genetic similarities in the underlying pathogens, while antivirals and vaccinia immune globulin intravenous are indicated as treatments in the course of more significant cases. Because monkeypox is caused by a double-stranded DNA virus, its mutation rate is expected to be low compared to the single-stranded COVID-19 RNA virus. How the outbreak will resolve is yet unknown, and its progression is linked to social and biological factors that have influenced disease impact throughout history.”
Prof. Greenberg’s title considers the history of infectious disease from the dawn of man to the present and discusses the scope and impact they have had on society and humanity. The book covers a range of critical topics such as plague, lethality, bioterrorism, and technology.
Chapter 12 of the publication, “The Relationship Between Vulnerable Populations and the Stigma of Bearing Infectious Disease,” examines the way infectious diseases are treated, and how fear of infection has been used to maintain distinctions between social classes. IGI Global is opening this chapter to the academic community for 30 days of complimentary access, as we understand the importance of supporting vulnerable populations and health care researchers and professionals at this time.

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In response to the timeliness and importance of this topic, see these Open Access (OA) articles covering the impacts and research surrounding infections diseases, including COVID-19. Please feel free to integrate these resources into your research and share them across your network.

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