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First Probable Monkeypox Case in PA Identified in Philly. Health Officials Say Threat to Public ‘Extremely Low’

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Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regnery
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An electron microscopic image depicting a monkeypox virion, obtained from a clinical sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. On the left are mature, oval-shaped virus particles, and on the right are the spherical particles of immature virions.

Despite Philadelphia's first probable case of Monkeypox, city health officials say the threat to city residents is "extremely low." WHYY's Mark Eichmann has more.

(Original air-date: 6/3/22)