The Monkeypox Case: A Fifth Person in NYC Tested Positive

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A fifth person has tested positive for monkeypox in New York City, local health authorities announced on Thursday, saying “we are monitoring the situation and will investigate any other suspected cases”.

This positive test was revealed the same day the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that there have been a total of 21 confirmed monkeypox cases across the US in 2022.

As of late Thursday afternoon, the CDC reported there were 790 confirmed cases in 28 countries. These monkeypox cases have emerged as the world continues to reel from the Covid-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 6 million globally, with 1 million fatalities in the US since 2020, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

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