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Public Health Professor Available to Discuss Monkeypox Virus
The Biden administration declared the monkeypox virus an official public health emergency this week. That means more funding and resources may become available to localized and state governments that are working to fight the virus and address growing caseloads. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been more than 7,000 confirmed cases of the virus in the U.S. as of Aug. 4.
For your continuing coverage related to the monkeypox virus, Syracuse University public health expert Brittany Kmush is available for interviews.
Kmush is an assistant professor in the Public Health Department at Syracuse University’s Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. Her areas of specialization include vaccines, infectious diseases, epidemiology, global health, and immunology and environmental exposures, particularly within the context of risks for infectious diseases.
Kmush has been interviewed by the media multiple times for stories about monkeypox. Her comments have recently appeared in Newsweek. She also can speak about COVID-19, anti-vaccination trends, and measles outbreaks. Her comments have been featured in outlets that include Reuters, The Washington Post, CNN, CNBC and many others.
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