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medical office work table with a blood sample from a patient positive for monkey pox virus (MPXV). Doctor's work table with a blood tube diagnosed infection with Monkeypox (MPXV) disease

Understanding Monkeypox

Monkeypox is an illness caused by a virus. It can cause fever, swollen lymph nodes, body aches, and a rash with blisters that hurt. The illness lasts about 2 to 4 weeks. It can spread from animals to people and spread from person to person. Monkeypox is most common in Central and West Africa. In […]

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Zika Virus: Everything Pregnant Women Should Know

This mosquito-borne illness can threaten your unborn baby’s health. Here’s what you need to know about the Zika virus. If you’re pregnant – or trying to conceive – the Zika virus is probably a top-of-mind concern right now, and with good reason: this mosquito-borne virus is dominating headlines with its scary multi-country advance and potentially […]