Monkeypox Holds Lessons for U.S. Bioterror Readiness

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The U.S. public health system's response to the recent monkeypox outbreak in the Midwest troubles some who see the disease as a dry run for a bioterrorism attack. Many monkeypox cases went unreported for days. Had the disease been as contagious as smallpox, the delay could have killed hundreds of people. NPR's Richard Knox reports.



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