Shelby County on alert for monkeypox following report of first confirmed case

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 27, 2022 5:48 AM CT | Published: July 27, 2022 4:00 AM CT

“The difference is that we know about this infection, it’s been here since 1950,” said an infectious disease expert. “We’re so far ahead with monkeypox, compared to where we were with COVID. But it makes it just truly a different type of problem altogether.”


monkeypox Dr. Stephen Threlkeld Dr. Shirin Mazumder Methodist University Hospital Baptist Memorial Hospital

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Aisling Mäki has spent the better part of two decades writing about Memphis. A former digital journalist for WMC Action News 5 and staff reporter for Memphis Daily News, her work has also appeared in The Commercial Appeal, High Ground News, I Love Memphis, Inside Memphis Business, The Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent, Memphis Magazine and Tri-State Defender. 


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