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Monkeypox on the Rise in Tropical Africa

A column in Sunday's Los Angeles Times highlighted 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 allowed monkeypox, a related and potentially fatal virus, to increase and thrive in certain parts of Africa. Rimoin was quoted.



 

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