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Could monkeypox become a global pandemic? An epidemiologist explores

Monkeypox is the latest global public health threat to make headlines. Image: Unsplash/Clarissa Watson

Kathryn H. Jacobsen

Cooper Distinguished University Chair, Professor of Health Studies, University of Richmond


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As of mid-July 2022, monkeypox cases associated with the current outbreak (shown in red on the map, with previous outbreaks in other colors). Image: The Conversation.


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