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How Serious Is Monkeypox?

How Serious Is Monkeypox?

Ellen Carlin (Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security) was quoted in a New York Times article about the recent outbreak of monkeypox, explaining how the virus is transmitted and its long history of circulating in animals.

China Detects First Human Case of H3N8 Bird Flu Strain

In an article in the Guardian, Alexandra Phelan (Center for Global Health Science & Security) said "we need to be increasing influence surveillance globally quite concertedly right now," given recent instances of zoonotic spillover events regarding influenza viruses, such as H3N8.