What you should know about monkeypox

Monkeypox vaccine clinic to open in Allen County
Monkeypox vaccine clinic to open in Allen County
Published: Aug. 11, 2022 at 9:41 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Monkeypox cases are increasing across the United States and in Indiana. State health officials reported 77 cases as of Thursday. Health officials are working to raise awareness among a public that is fatigued from two years of constant COVID-19 messaging and precautions.

Monkeypox is the name of a virus that usually manifests with a rash and painful blisters on the skin. The outbreak began earlier this year in Europe and quickly spread to other countries. Symptoms can begin within three weeks of exposure. While not as easily transmissible as COVID-19, doctors are hoping a campaign to educate and vaccinate the most vulnerable people will slow the spread.

ABC21′s Tom Powell spoke with an Epidemeolgist from Indiana University to better understand the virus and how it spreads.

To learn more about the virus click here.

To learn more about the vaccine and Indiana vaccine clinics click here.

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