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Bucks, Montgomery, and Chester Counties Confirm First Cases of Monkeypox in Suburbs

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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.

Nearly two months after monkeypox first made its way to Pennsylvania, the viral disease has found new ground in Philadelphia’s suburbs. WHYY’s Kenny Cooper has more.

(Original air-date: 8/2/22)

Kenny Cooper is WHYY’s suburban reporter covering Montgomery and Delaware counties. He joined WHYY in November 2020. Kenny, a Montgomery County native, graduated in 2020 from Temple University with a BA in journalism and political science.