Concerns over monkeypox continue to spread as cases skyrocket and some are calling New York City as the "epicenter." Nearly 1,300 people in New York City had tested positive for the monkeypox virus as of late July — nearly all of them adult men, with as many as 150,000 New Yorkers potentially at risk of exposure to the disease, based on the current vaccine eligibility criteria, officials said.
Dr. Cioe Pena says (video above) if you're living with someone diagnosed with monkeypox they should isolate themselves in a bedroom and stay out of the kitchen. He also suggests that the person with monkeypox use plasticware or paperware so it can be thrown away.
Mayor Eric Adams declared a state of emergency over monkeypox on Monday “This order will bolster our existing efforts to educate, vaccinate, test, and treat as many New Yorkers as possible and ensure a whole-of-government response to this outbreak,” Adams said in a statement.
More than 6,000 cases, including five children, are confirmed throughout America. Monkeypox is spread through skin-to-skin contact.