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Understanding Monkeypox: Expert discusses symptoms, treatment and prevention


(Baltimore, MD) -- As more cases of the infectious monkeypox disease are being reported, Baltimore is the next city to begin administering vaccines.

The Baltimore Health Department says it has started to administer a limited number of the vaccinations to the city's most at-risk residents.

Health Commissioner Doctor Letitia Dzirasa says the city has been allocated 200 doses of the vaccine to administer to those in need.

Maryland has reported 87 cases of the disease with 21 of those cases confirmed to be in the Baltimore region.

The city's action comes days after the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a global emergency.- This article was contributed by source.metronetworks.com

Rebecca Fischer, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health joins Gabe Ortis to discuss the expanding outbreak, explain how the virus spreads, treatment and prevention.

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