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N.C. health officials, Equality NC to discuss monkeypox in virtual town hall
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N.C. health officials, Equality NC to discuss monkeypox in virtual town hall

RALEIGH, N.C. (WBTV/AP) – Equality NC is partnering with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to host a virtual town hall to discuss the monkeypox outbreak.That virtual town hall will start at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28. Participants said they will share information on how to get checked for monkeypox, access testing and find treatment.Those interested in participating can access the town hall here or via One Tap Mobile.Anyone can get monkeypox, but the majority of cases identified globally and in N.C. in the current outbreak have been in men who have sex with men, state health officials said.World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said 98% of the monkeypox cases detected since the outbreaks emerged in May have been among gay, bise...