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Monkeypox Infections Reported by Colleges Raise Concerns of Campus Spread

  • Universities from Texas to Washington, D.C., report infections
  • Skimpy vaccine supply at schools hinders preventive efforts
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Bavarian Nordic A/S Jynneos monkeypox vaccinePhotographer: Kobi Wolf/Bloomberg
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When Pennsylvania State University junior Nick Ribaudo got an email last month saying that a fellow student had tested positive for monkeypox, his first thought was, “Oh boy, here we go again.” 

Several US colleges have confirmed cases of the virus, raising concerns as students return to campus for the fall semester. That’s especially so as many students, like 22-year-old Ribaudo, saw earlier school years cut short or moved online due to Covid-19.