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Contagious monkeypox virus found in traveller returning to the United States

A case of a rare, viral disease was found in a traveller returning to the United States from Nigeria. Scientists confirmed late Tuesday that the person was infected with the monkeypox virus.

Electron microscopic image of monkeypox virion
Monkeypox virion, 2003. Image: CDC/Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regnery
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