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What is monkeypox and why are Minnesota health officials concerned? A guide to protecting yourself and others.

Jul 05, 2022 10:31AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: Monkeypox virus cells. Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

By Joey Peters - Sahan Journal - July 1, 2022

Minnesota this week identified its first six cases of monkeypox, a rare virus that is in the midst of a worldwide outbreak since June. 

News of a new virus spreading may conjure up anxiety among those fearing another global pandemic. But monkeypox isn’t close to as contagious as COVID, mainly because it’s spread through physical contact and not through small particles of liquid discharged into the air from someone’s nose or mouth like COVID. 

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