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As students go back to school, health experts warn of Monkeypox transmission

A colorized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox particles (red) found within an infected cell (blue), cultured in the laboratory that was captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Md.
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A colorized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox particles (red) found within an infected cell (blue), cultured in the laboratory that was captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Md.

Monkeypox is spreading across the US with confirmed cases doubling in the last few weeks to almost 9500. Numbers in Idaho remain low, with only 8 documented cases so far. That could change as students return to school, Julie Luchetta has more.

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