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

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.
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)

Mark Eichmann has been covering news in Delaware for nearly 20 years. In addition to writing about Delaware for WHYY, Mark is deputy managing editor of WHYY’s Delaware desk in downtown Wilmington. Since starting at WHYY in 2008, he’s produced hundreds of stories for radio, TV, and web.