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Monkeypox cases may fizzle out, as they have in the past

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Mon, 23 May 2022, 8:43am

Monkeypox cases may fizzle out, as they have in the past

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 23 May 2022, 8:43am

Monkeypox cases may fizzle out, as they have in the past. 

The virus, which is endemic in parts of Africa, has been detected in at least 14 other countries including the UK, the US, Canada and Australia. 

It spreads through skin-to-skin contact, but isn't as contagious as the likes of Covid-19.

Otago University Professor of Biochemistry Kurt Krause told Mike Hosking usually, the virus goes away after cases are isolated. 

He says if it's a normal monkey pox virus, we shouldn't have much to worry about, even though we still need to get the sequence of the whole virus. 

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