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News - May 27, 2022

California reports first case of suspected monkeypox

Stanford infectious diseases expert: Infection unlikely to become a pandemic

by Sue Dremann

The first suspected case of monkeypox in California, a viral infection that causes respiratory symptoms and scarring skin lesions, is under investigation in Sacramento County, the California Department of Public Health said in an announcement Tuesday.

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Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 25, 2022 at 10:50 am

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"Many of the cases are among people who self-report as males and have had sexual contact with other males. "

This sentence, hidden in the body of the article, should be much more of the story. The way the media inform the public about this while attempting to cause both alarm over the concern and yet downplay the seriousness of the pox, is going to be interesting to watch.

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