The New York Department of Health is warning New Yorker’s that cases of monkeypox are on the rise in the state with 61 cases being reported.
Monkeypox spreads by skin-to-skin contact or through close and prolonged contact such as talking closely or kissing someone.
Monkeypox is a rare, viral infection that does not usually cause serious illness. However, it can result in hospitalization or death. That’s why health officials in New York, the U.S., and around the world are monitoring cases of monkeypox in areas that do not usually report monkeypox infections
Symptoms of monkeypox can include: rashes, bumps, or blisters in areas like hands, feet, chest, or face.
Antiviral medications exist to treat monkeypox, which may be appropriate for some people. Vaccines exist that can help reduce the chance and severity of infection in those who have been exposed.
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