City health department confirms 14 presumed cases of monkeypox in New York City

City health officials have confirmed that 14 people have now tested positive for orthopoxvirus in New York City, which is presumed to be monkeypox.

News 12 Staff

Jun 15, 2022, 2:11 AM

Updated 668 days ago

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City health officials have confirmed that 14 people have now tested positive for orthopoxvirus in New York City, which is presumed to be monkeypox.
According to the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, anyone can get and spread monkeypox, but the current cases are primarily spreading among men who have sex with men. This group is now at higher risk than others to contract monkeypox.
For more information on the monkeypox virus, check out the Department of Health's website.   


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