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With monkeypox, California colleges seek to control spread of two diseases at once

CalMatters, Sept. 15, 2022

September 15, 2022

With monkeypox, California colleges seek to control spread of two diseases at once

“It really is a system-level challenge that there just is not enough vaccine availability right now,” said David Souleles, the COVID-19 Response Team director at UC Irvine. “Health departments are having to really closely manage how it gets used and distributed so that it’s hitting the highest risk populations first.” … “The approach and the role that universities will play in a monkeypox response will be a little bit more along the lines of the traditional response we would have had whenever there was any other kind of communicable disease on campus,” he said.