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Description:This prairie dog, a member of the genus Cynomys was photographed in New Mexico, 2003.
In June 2003, monkeypox was reported among several people in the U.S. Most of these people became ill after having contact with pet prairie dogs that were sick with the virus. This was the first outbreak of monkeypox in the United States.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/Susy Mercado
Creation Date:2003
Photo Credit:Susy Mercado
Links:CDC - Monkeypox Home Page
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