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Monkeypox on the Rise in Tropical Africa

The New York Times and a Nature blog reported Monday on research by Anne Rimoin, assistant professor of epidemiology at the UCLA School of Public Health, showing that the eradication of smallpox in 1979 and the elimination of the smallpox vaccine has allowed monkeypox, a related and potentially fatal virus, to increase and thrive in certain parts of Africa. Rimoin was quoted in the coverage.



 

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