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Veterinarians from the National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department revealed there have been no traces of monkeypox found during a neutering project of wild macaques in Prachuap Khiri Khan, in southern Thailand. The neutering campaign to control the population of wild macaques began on June 1. The goal of capturing 600 macaques, roaming the hills of Khao Ta Kiap and Khao Hin Lek Fai, has not been met just yet. About 200 macaques have been captured and tested. The majority of the primates had already been fixed, and they all tested negative for monkeypox. Wanchai Singto, director of the […]

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Monkeypox - What You Need to Know (drugs.com)

Monkeypox is a common animal disease of rodents, such as mice and squirrels, in the Central and West African rainforests. 

Why are they testing monkeys for monkey pox? 

Yes I know they can get it, so can humans, but there is no mass testing of humans yet. (or is there?)

So are all rodents also to be part of this testing campaign?

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