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Monkeypox on the Rise in Tropical Africa

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 discontinuation of the smallpox vaccine has allowed monkeypox, a related and potentially fatal virus, to increase and thrive in certain parts of Africa was highlighted Monday by a Los Angeles Times blog, Tuesday by Scientific American and Scientist, and today by Reuters. Rimoin was quoted in the coverage.




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