• Infectious Diseases

    6-27-2022 Media Only News Briefing: Monkeypox

a microscopic view of the monkeypox virus

Today the Minnesota Department of Health announced the first confirmed case of monkeypox in Minnesota. What does this mean for Minnesotans? What steps can people take to stay safe?  What should someone do if they think they may be infected?

Richard Kennedy, Ph.D., co-director of Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group fielded questions from the media and others on this topic.

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