The roles of unrecognized monkeypox cases, contact isolation and vaccination in determining epidemic size in Belgium: a modelling study

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We used a network model to simulate a monkeypox epidemic among men who have sex with men. Our findings suggest that unrecognized infections have an important impact on the epidemic, and that vaccination of individuals at highest risk of infection reduces epidemic size more than post-exposure vaccination of sexual partners.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberciac723
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Pages (from-to)e1421–e1423
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2022

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