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VPM Daily Newscast: May 27, 2022

The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before so you can wake up prepared.      

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Friday, May 27, 2022    

First presumed case of monkeypox identified in Virginia   
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen 

The CDC and Virginia Department of Health have identified Virginia’s first presumed case of monkeypox. Currently, nine cases have been identified in seven states. Monkeypox is spread through close contact, but it is not known to spread quickly. It generally begins with flu-like symptoms, followed by rashes across the body. 

Historical marker honoring work of Filipinos in the Navy to be unveiled   
Reported by WHRO News’ Ryan Murphy 

This weekend, Virginia will dedicate a historical marker in Virginia Beach recognizing the contributions of Filipinos to the U.S. Navy. The marker is one of five set to go up around Virginia honoring Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. 

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Ian M. Stewart is the transportation reporter and fill-in anchor for VPM News.
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