Episode Summary

As of July 26, the world has documented 19,188 cases of mpox (formerly called monkeypox), with 3,591 cases in the U.S. alone, making the U.S. the country with the most known infections amid the global outbreak. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared mpox a public health emergency. Although this disease has been known for years, certain features suggest that we are facing a unique outbreak of mpox with the potential for worldwide spreading.

In this special podcast edition of Editors in Conversation, we will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of mpox with experts in the field who have dealt with a significant number of cases in the U.S.


  • The significance of the mpox outbreak.
  • The approach for the diagnosis of mpox.
  • The treatment approaches and prevention tools for mpox.

This episode is brought to you by Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy journals.


  • Cesar A. Arias, Editor in Chief of AAC.
  • Dr. Elli Theel, Editor of JCM.


  • Jason Zucker, M.D. Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and Infectious Diseases physician at New York-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
  • Benjamin Pinsky, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and of Medicine (Infectious Diseases). Stanford University, palo Alto, CA. Medical Director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory for Stanford Health Care and the Stanford Children’s Health.

Follow Cesar on twitter at twitter.com/SuperBugDoc and co-host, Elli Theel at twitter.com/ellitheelphd.

JCM is available at journals.asm.org/journal/jcm. AAC is available at asm.org/aac. Visit both to read articles and/or submit a manuscript.

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