Congress mostly silent as states struggle to contain monkeypox

By: - July 31, 2022 8:01 am

Monkeypox virus, illustration. At the centre of each monkeypox virus is a core nucleoprotein (red) that contains the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) genome. This is surrounded by an outer membrane (blue) that displays surface tubules (green). This virus, which is found near rainforests in Central and West Africa causes disease in humans and monkeys, although its natural hosts are rodents. It is capable of human to human transmission. In humans it causes fever, swollen glands and a rash of fluid-filled blisters. It is fatal in 10 percent of cases.

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.