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Monkeypox is Spreading Fast. Now Kids Are Getting It, Too

The virus could become hard to contain in schools, childcare settings. 

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WHO Warns Monkeypox Only at ‘Tip of the Iceberg’

The widening monkeypox outbreak is sparking concern that the virus could spread among a surprising cohort particularly prone to transmitting contagious infections: kids.

Experts at the World Health Organization said this week that they are watching the potential for spread among children “extremely closely.” Already, more than 80 kids across several countries have contracted monkeypox, largely through household contacts, the agency said in a media briefing.