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UGA Researcher on Monkeypox

Professor John Drake

With the confirmation of a case in Georgia this week and more than 30 confirmed cases in the nation, monkeypox continues to garner attention.
John Drake is a Distinguished Research Professor in UGA’s Odum School of Ecology. He spoke with WUGA about the disease and says overall, the disease poses no significant need for alarm for most Georgians. And while we should pay attention to the rise in cases of monkeypox, around the nation and globe, Professor Drake says blocking early transmission is crucial.
You can hear more from John Drake on the June 10th edition of Athens News Matters.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!