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Washington state reports monkeypox case in infant following juvenile case in NYC

Washington state reported that an infant became infected with monkeypox shortly after New York City reported its first juvenile case.

News 12 Staff

Aug 28, 2022, 2:11 PM

Updated 665 days ago

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Washington state reported that an infant became infected with monkeypox shortly after New York City reported its first juvenile case.
New York state continues to lead the nation in monkeypox cases. The New York City Department of Health says most cases recorded are men.
There is a total of 3,124 confirmed monkeypox cases in New York state, including 493 in the Bronx and about 661 cases in Brooklyn.
Officials have reported a total of 69,216 vaccinations in New York City, with the highest vaccination percentage being reported in Manhattan.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says some ways to prevent infection include avoiding objects and materials that a person with monkeypox has used, washing your hands constantly and avoiding close skin contact with people who may have a rash.


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