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217 Today: infectious disease experts keep a close eye on pediatric cases of monkeypox

Monday, Aug. 15, 2022 Today’s headlines: The Department of Children and Family Services and the Residential Simulation Lab at the University of Illinois’ Springfield campus are at odds over why a contract that helped the lab train new investigators has ended. Illinois Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi recently returned from a trip to Taiwan where he talked about […]

Kids are going back to school. Experts say monkeypox isn’t a major concern

https://cpa.ds.npr.org/s4780019/audio/2022/08/monkeypox-and-kids-2way-web.mp3   Monkeypox has been found in nearly every state across the U.S. The White House declared it a public health emergency just a few weeks after the World Health Organization designated monkeypox a public health crisis of international concern. Anyone can get monkeypox through close physical contact and sharing personal items with an infected […]