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New Alaskapox Cases

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Another 2 cases of the emerging Alaskapox virus were recorded this summer. The Department of Health and Social Services says like the first 2 cases logged in 2015 and 2020, this summer’s were also in the Fairbanks area. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the people who contracted Alaskapox did not suffer serious illness and have recovered, but the unique virus remains the subject of a multi-party investigation.