Christian Happi, Ifedayo Adetifa, Placide Mbala
PLOS Biology, vol. 20, e3001769, 2022
We propose a novel, non-discriminatory classification of monkeypox virus. Together with the World Health Organization, we named three clades (I, IIa and IIb) in order of detection. Within IIb, the cause the current global outbreak, we identified multiple lineages (A.1, A.2, A.1.1 and B.1) to support real-time genomics surveillance.