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    Source: https://nypost.com/2022/05/19/possib...igated-in-nyc/

    Possible case of monkeypox being investigated in NYC: health officials
    By David Propper
    May 19, 2022 6:55pm Updated

    A possible case of monkeypox was being investigated in New York City after a patient with symptoms arrived at Bellevue Hospital, health officials said Thursday afternoon.

    The city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said their health lab will conduct a preliminary test for monkeypox. If the results are positive the samples will be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmation.

    The patient is being cared for with all isolation protocols in place at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue...



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    CDC monitors 6 people in US for possible rare monkeypox, says public ‘should not be concerned’

    Updated 8:54 PM EDT, Thu May 19, 2022

    Jacqueline Howard

    ... Currently, the CDC is monitoring six people in the United States for possible monkeypox infections after they sat near an infected traveler who had symptoms while on a flight from Nigeria to the United Kingdom in early May.

    Separately, CDC officials also are investigating a case of monkeypox confirmed in a man in Massachusetts who had recently traveled to Canada. And the New York City Health Department is investigating a possible infection in a patient currently at Bellevue Hospital.

    “The Health Department’s Public Health Lab will conduct preliminary tests, which — if positive — will be sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmatory testing,” the department said in a press release on Thursday.

    ... As for the six people currently being monitored for potential monkeypox, they all “are healthy, with no symptoms and are considered at low risk for monkeypox,” Pearson wrote, adding that none were seated next to the ill passenger and none had direct contact.

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/19/healt...ion/index.html

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      05202022-monkeypox-update.pdf (nyc.gov)

      May 20, 2022 — The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Public Health Lab has tested specimens from two patients under investigation for possible monkeypox. One case has been ruled out and another has been identified as positive for Orthopoxvirus, the family of viruses to which monkeypox belongs. Confirmation for monkeypox is pending CDC testing.

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        DOH: New York City patient may be positive for monkeypox | PIX11

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        May 20, 2022 8:34pm

        By Jesse O’Neill

        A New York City patient tested positive for a family of viruses that monkeypox belongs to, health officials said Friday, but it was still unclear if the person was infected with the rare disease.

        Two patients had been under investigation by the city’s health department for possibly carrying the virus, which has been spreading around the western world “within sexual networks”, according to officials.

        One possible case of monkeypox in the city was ruled out, while the other person tested positive for “Orthopoxvirus, the family of viruses to which monkeypox belongs,” the health department said in a statement.

        The patient was in isolation and presumed to be positive while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determines if the person does indeed have the virus. Local health officials are carrying out contact tracing in the meantime, they said.

        Health officials said masks were effective at preventing the spread of monkeypox, which produces skin lesions and leaves patients with flu symptoms.

        “As a precaution, any New Yorkers who experience flu-like illness with swelling of the lymph nodes and rashes on the face and body should contact their health care provider,” New York City health officials wrote in a press release.

        https://nypost.com/2022/05/20/nyc-pa...-to-monkeypox/

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          CDC monitors 6 people in US for possible rare monkeypox, says public ‘should not be concerned’

          MAY 20, 2022
          BY CNN

          ... And in New York City, one patient has tested positive for orthopoxvirus, the family of viruses to which monkeypox belongs, NYC health officials announced in a news release Friday.

          https://whdh.com/news/cdc-monitors-6...-be-concerned/

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          Health Department Update on Person Diagnosed with Presumed Monkeypox in New York City


          May 26, 2022 — The Health Department has identified one New Yorker who has been presumptively diagnosed with monkeypox. While CDC tests did not conclusively identify the monkeypox virus, earlier tests detected orthopoxvirus. The monkeypox virus is an orthopoxvirus, and the presentation of this case was consistent with disease caused by monkeypox. This will be treated as a probable case and the Health Department will continue contact tracing.

          The investigation was initiated following a report from an astute provider. The Health Department continues to work with health care providers to investigate other reports, and it is possible additional cases of monkeypox may be identified.

          Most New Yorkers are not at risk of infection with monkeypox. Monkeypox is rare but can spread through close prolonged contact with an infected person or animal. This might include contact with the skin lesions, body fluids, or sharing clothes or other materials that have been used by someone who is infectious, and also through respiratory droplets in prolonged face-to-face contact.

          As a precaution, any New Yorkers who experience flu-like illness with swelling of lymph nodes and rash occurring on the face and body should contact their healthcare provider.

          For information about monkeypox, see CDC: Monkeypox.

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          https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/about/...se-update.page
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            Source: https://www.health.ny.gov/press/rele..._monkeypox.htm


            State Department of Health Update On Case of Probable Monkeypox In New York City

            New Yorkers can learn about monkeypox at the State Department of Health's website: health.ny.gov/Monkeypox

            Albany, N.Y. (May 26, 2022) – The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), working with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH), today updated New Yorkers on an individual diagnosed with confirmed orthopoxvirus, presumed monkeypox – which will be treated as a probable monkeypox case.
            As reported by NYCDOHMH, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tests did not conclusively identify the monkeypox virus, earlier tests detected orthopoxvirus. The monkeypox virus belongs to the orthopoxvirus family, and the presentation of this case was consistent with disease caused by monkeypox. NYCDOHMH, as the lead of this investigation, will continue contact tracing.
            The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), in partnership with local and federal public health authorities, will continue to learn more from the presumptive positive case and communicate openly with New Yorkers.
            Monkeypox is a rare viral illness that does not usually cause serious illness, but can result in hospitalization or death. Monkeypox typically begins with a flu-like illness and swelling of the lymph nodes and progresses to a rash on the face and body. Most infections last two to four weeks.
            Those who experience symptoms consistent with monkeypox, such as characteristic rashes or lesions, should contact their health care provider for a risk assessment. This includes anyone who traveled to countries where monkeypox cases have been reported or has had contact with a someone who has a similar rash or received a diagnosis of suspected or confirmed monkeypox.
            For more information on NYCDOHMH's announcement, visit: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/about/...se-update.page.
            For more information on monkeypox, visit: health.ny.gov/Monkeypox.

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                An additional person has tested positive for orthopoxvirus in NYC, which is presumed to be monkeypox. To date, five cases have been identified. Monkeypox is rare in New York City but we can prevent the spread. Learn more about prevention and symptoms: http://on.nyc.gov/monkeypox
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                  Source: https://gothamist.com/news/monkeypox...-rise-to-seven

                  Monkeypox cases in New York City rise to seven
                  by Elizabeth Kim
                  Published June 4, 2022

                  New York City health officials are reporting a total of seven cases of monkeypox, a rare illness that has become a growing concern in the U.S. following an outbreak in Europe.

                  The Department of Health announced late Friday that they had identified two additional cases, which still need to be confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

                  Health officials said that individuals who recently traveled to Portugal, Spain, the U.K. Canada or Central and Western Africa may be more likely to have been exposed to monkeypox. They also cited men who have had sex with men as being at risk...

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                    Source: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/loca...f-nyc/3721638/

                    NY Monkeypox Cases Now Up to 9, Including First Case Outside of NYC
                    Monkeypox, previously relatively rare, has been spreading in multiple countries in the last few weeks
                    Published 1 hour ago • Updated 44 mins ago

                    New York now has nine confirmed cases of monkeypox, according to the state's health department, including the first case to be found outside of NYC.

                    The number of cases in the city has gone up from just two on June 1 (less than a week ago), to eight as of Tuesday, the New York State Department of Health announced. The other monkeypox case was found in Sullivan County.

                    Each of the cases are confirmed to be of orthopoxvirus; The monkeypox virus belongs to the orthopoxvirus family.

                    "As the risk for monkeypox remains low, we urge New Yorkers to be alert and seek care if you have symptoms consistent with monkeypox, as we continue to learn more about this virus," said State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett. "Healthcare providers throughout the state have been notified, our Wadsworth Center public health lab will continue to test for orthopoxvirus, and we will work with local health departments and public health experts to protect New Yorkers."...

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                      Source: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/loca...group/3727628/

                      NYC Now at 10 Monkeypox Cases, City Warns of ‘Greater Risk' for One Group
                      Monkeypox, previously relatively rare, has been spreading in multiple countries in the last few weeks
                      Published 1 hour ago • Updated 57 mins ago

                      New York City is up to 10 presumed cases of monkeypox, and the city's health department is now specifically flagging a heightened risk of infection for men who have sex with other men.

                      The number of infections in the city has risen five-fold in less than 10 days. Each of the cases are confirmed to be of orthopoxvirus; the monkeypox virus belongs to the orthopoxvirus family.

                      The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Thursday made a subtle change to the language it regularly tweets about the virus, focusing on the city's LGBTQ community.

                      "The current cases are primarily spreading among men who have sex with men, so this group is now at greater risk of exposure," the health department said....

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                      • #15
                        Source: https://bronx.news12.com/city-health...-new-york-city

                        City health department confirms 14 presumed cases of monkeypox in New York City
                        Jun 14, 2022, 10:11pmUpdated 4h ago
                        By: News 12 Staff

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

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