Monkeypox Genomics & Genetic Epidemiology
Contribute to the effort
Interested in volunteering to contribute to ongoing efforts in data collection / annotation and analysis ? We welcome your participation. For more details, email Dr. Vinod Scaria at email@example.com with a brief overview of your skillsets, time period you would like to volunteers and specific interests and motivation.
This page on Monkeypox Genomics and Genetic Epidemiology is part of the initiative on Genetic Epidemiology of new and Emerging Pathogens in India (genepi)
Publications & Preprints
Jolly B, Scaria V
Journal of Infection (2022) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2022.08.013
bioRxiv 2022.07.30.502168; https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.07.30.502168
Vatsyayan A, Arvinden VR, Scaria V.
Mol Diagn Ther. 2022 Dec 10:1–6. doi: 10.1007/s40291-022-00629-8.
Why strengthening genomic surveillance is an imperativeBani Jolly & Vinod Scaria | Aug 06, 2022
Genomic surveillance of pathogens provides interesting insights by following a molecular approach for contact tracing and understanding the transmission of the virus across the world. As cases of monkeypox continue to rise, it is therefore important to strengthen the genomic surveillance for the monkeypox virus. Since data from the present outbreak suggest a sustained human-to-human transmission, continuous genomic surveillance is important to understand the evolution and adaptation of the virus, apart from providing useful data to epidemiologists.
Two monkeypox cases in India not linked to Europe June 30, 2022 The Hindu
Monkeypox strain detected in India not linked to Europe outbreak June 30, 2022 Hindustan Times
Is monkeypox strain detected in India different from Europe outbreak? June 30, 2022 livemint
The monkeypox virus in India is different from the one in Europe June 30, 2022 VietnamPlus
Monkeypox virus mutates at a higher rate June 04, 2022 The Hindu
Mistake of ignoring monkeypox outbreak in Nigeria May 28. 2022 The Hindu
Resources for Genomic Epidemiology
genepi-box is an automated computational resource for assembly, analysis and sharing of pathogen genomic data including for Monkeypox. The resource is built keeping in mind resource limitations in bioinformatics analysis of pathogen genomes.