188 - Monkeypox: Infectious Disease Expert Dr. William Schaffner Shares What You Need to Know About this New Viral Outbreak

Today we’re bringing you a special, time sensitive episode sharing what you need to know about monkeypox. We’ll discuss the symptoms, the treatments and vaccinations, who’s at risk, and why it’s been declared a public health emergency. 

We’re joined by Dr. William Schaffner, who has been a familiar and nationally recognized face and trusted voice on all matters COVID during the pandemic. As one of our nation’s preeminent infectious disease experts, Dr. Schaffner is a master communicator and was a colleague of mine when I was doing heart and lung transplants at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  Today he is medical director and past president of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.  He’s also Professor of Preventive Medicine in the Department of Health Policy and Professor of Medicine in the Infectious Diseases at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.


Latest figures show over 30,000 cases of monkeypox across 88 countries, as well as over 9,000 in the U.S. The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak a global health emergency. This is a rapidly evolving public health emergency, changing day by day.  So, please continue to follow the latest recommendations by the CDC.  

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