Monkeypox Virus Infection in 2 Female Travelers Returning to Vietnam from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2022.
Dung NT., Hung LM., Hoa HTT., Nga LH., Hong NTT., Thuong TC., Ngoc NM., Ny NTH., Quy VT., Thoa VTK., Thanh NT., Tho PV., Toan LM., Quang VM., Man DNH., Phat NT., Phuong TTL., Tam TTT., Thoa PTN., Tam NH., Lan TTT., Thanh TT., Maurer-Stroh S., Khanh LTT., Yen LM., Hung NH., Thwaites G., Tung NLN., Thwaites L., Chau NVV., Anh NT., Van Tan L.
Mpox was diagnosed in 2 women returning to Vietnam from the United Arab Emirates. The monkeypox viruses belonged to an emerging sublineage, A.2.1, distinct from B.1, which is responsible for the ongoing multicountry outbreak. Women could contribute to mpox transmission, and enhanced genomic surveillance is needed to clarify pathogen evolution.