Give Now  »

Noon Edition

What to look for with monkeypox and COVID-19

A generic shot of a doctor's chest with a stethoscope.

(Lauren Chapman/IPB News)

Noon Edition airs on Fridays at noon on WFIU.

Monkeypox cases are increasing across the country. Over 6,600 cases have been reported in all states but Montana and Wyoming. Indiana currently has over 50 cases. The virus most commonly spreads through direct contact with someone who has been infected; signs and symptoms include fever, headaches, and rashes. More information can be found on the CDC’s website.

COVID-19 cases also have been on the rise. According to Walgreen’s COVID-19 Index, over a third of the tests were reported positive and some states are seeing increases as high as 25%. This is the highest spike since January of 2022. The CDC has reported that the U.S. has a daily average of over 119,000 cases and just under 400 deaths. The total number of cases in the U.S is now over 91.5 million and the total number of deaths is now over one million.

We will cover these topics and what Indiana residents should look for with our guests this Friday.  

You can follow us on Twitter at @NoonEdition or join us on the air by calling 812-855-0811 or toll-free at 1-877-285-9348. You can also send questions for the show at  


Dr. Thomas Duszynski, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Epidemiology Education for Indiana University

James Ferguson, Former monkeypox patient

Graham McKeen, Director of Public and Environmental Health and Part-Time Instructor in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs for Indiana University

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From