Prison health expert warns monkey pox could ‘significantly increase’ behind bars and calls for CDC action

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The first case of monkeypox behind bars was reported in Chicago this week, and health experts warn prisons could be accelerating the spread because they are dangerously unprepared to deal with a virus that is spread through close physical contact. Democracy now! speak with Dr. Homer Venters, the former chief medical officer of New York City Correctional Health Services, whose new op-ed for The Hill is titled “CDC must act to prevent the outbreak of monkeypox in prisons.

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