A doctor shows a sore on a patient´s hand caused by monkeypox in Peru. Photo: AP
A doctor shows a sore on a patient´s hand caused by monkeypox in Peru. Photo: AP

Are smallpox vaccines effective against the new monkeypox variant? Hong Kong research offers first insight

  • Data analysis from HKUST team makes first step in closing knowledge gap, but more clinical trials needed
  • Hong Kong last week reported its first case of monkeypox in a 30-year-old man who had arrived from overseas

A doctor shows a sore on a patient´s hand caused by monkeypox in Peru. Photo: AP
A doctor shows a sore on a patient´s hand caused by monkeypox in Peru. Photo: AP
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