Cases of the monkeypox virus are spreading in many countries where it has rarely, if ever, been seen before, including in the United States.
Although there are a lot of unknowns about the illness, the rapidly rising number of infections has caused alarm bells to sound among public health agencies.
Guest: [Apoorva Mandavilli] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/apoorva-mandavilli) , a reporter for The New York Times, with a focus on science and global health.
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---In the U.S., [ the monkeypox outbreak] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/10/health/monkeypox-airborne.html) has grown to around 80 cases. Globally, there have been about 2,000 confirmed cases.
---The outbreak poses [ a “real risk” to public health] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/15/world/europe/monkeypox-outbreak-europe.html) , the World Health Organization said.
---Here’s [ what to know about monkeypox] (https://www.nytimes.com/article/what-is-monkeypox.html) and the risks it poses.
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