Health officials are investigating whether New York City has its first case of monkeypox.
"It's one thing after another," one New Yorker complained to WOR's Alice Stockton-Rossini.
A patient is currently being evaluated at Bellevue Hospital. Monkeypox is an illness that exhibits flu-like symptoms, such as a fever, headache, muscle aches and swollen lymph nodes. After a few days, a rash typically develops and spreads across the entire body.
"Oh my gosh, I don't know what to save even. Yikes," another New Yorker said.
Monkeypox is typically rare outside of Africa, but there are currently six possible cases in the United States. Human-to-human transmission happens during exposure to respiratory droplets, exposure to mucous membranes, direct contact with body fluids, and indirect contact with lesions.
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