Monkeypox vaccine in short supply as virus spreads

[KARE 11 News, August 02, 2022] As the monkeypox virus continues to spread nationwide, several states - including California, Illinois and New York have declared a state of emergency. The World Health Organization recently declared monkeypox a public health emergency across the globe.

"Monkeypox is an infection caused by a virus similar to smallpox virus, but not as severe," said Dr. Frank Rhame, with Allina Health.

Rhame - an infectious disease expert with Allina Health - says the virus can be spread through skin-to-skin contact and through infected animals.

Posted on August 02, 2022 in Vaccine

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