New York Facing Possible Case Of Monkeypox

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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