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Professor of Epidemiology: We are in danger of over-hyping Monkeypox

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Mon, 23 May 2022, 8:04am

Professor of Epidemiology: We are in danger of over-hyping Monkeypox

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 23 May 2022, 8:04am

Monkey Pox is not as much of a concern as some might think. 

The World Health Organisation has identified more than 90 cases of the disease across the US, England, Australia and Canada 

Belgium has put in place a 21-day quarantine period for people who catch it. 

Canterbury University Professor of Epidemiology Arindam Basu says told Kate Hawkesby we are in danger of over-hyping this. 

He says rather than let people panic, we need to say it's a problem, but it's probably not going to kill people like Covid can. 

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