The monkeypox epidemic – Part 1

Cases of the monkeypox virus continue to rise in the United States, creating concerns and even fears, much of those concerns due to lack of information or misinformation. On this two-episode series, Dr. Martin Lucenti joins Dr. Tom Villanueva in a comprehensive discussion of monkeypox, covering its origins and pathophysiology and the preventative measures and therapies available to combat it.


Guest speaker:
Martin Lucenti, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President
Product Strategy and Innovation


Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM
Senior Principal, Clinical Operations and Quality


Show Notes:

[01:11] Origins – a virus more related to smallpox than COVID-19

[01:59] Smallpox vaccination

[02:55] Number of cases

[03:26] Strains of monkeypox and the current strain

[03:56] Symptoms

[06:43] Mechanisms of spread

[08:19] Preventative hygiene practices


Links | Resources:

To contact Modern Practice:

Dr. Lucenti’s email:

Vizient clinical resource guide on monkeypox: ccsr_monkeypox.pdf


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