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Three Pressing Questions About Monkeypox: Spread, Vaccination, Treatment

By Apoorva Mandavilli

29 Jul 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

This article dives into the most important things that you need to know about the monkeypox virus. The New York Times has the story.

Monkeypox, once a relatively obscure virus endemic to Africa, has bloomed into a global threat, infecting more than 20,000 people in 75 countries and forcing the World Health Organization to declare a worldwide health emergency.

On Thursday, New York state and San Francisco declared emergencies of their own. But even as the national tally nears 5,000 cases and experts warn that containment is slipping away, federal health officials have not followed suit.

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