Kansas, Missouri, prairie dogs and 2003 monkeypox outbreak

Kansas, Missouri, prairie dogs and 2003 monkeypox outbreak

The first outbreak of monkeypox in the United States in 2003 hit the Midwest and was caused by prairie dogs sold as pets that caught the virus from infected animals from Africa. The outbreak included three cases in Kansas and Missouri. Charlie Riedel Associated Press file State health officials in Kansas and Missouri have not … Read more