New York Daily News – The number of people who’ve tested positive for monkeypox in New York City surpassed 1,000 on Monday — a deeply worrying milestone as the Big Apple continues its efforts to manage that disease and COVID-19 simultaneously.
According to the city Health Department, 1,040 people have tested positive for monkeypox as of Monday.
That spike comes just two days after the World Health Organization labeled monkeypox a “public health emergency of international concern,” the highest alert designation the entity has and one shared by only two other diseases — COVID and polio.
The increase in people testing positive for monkeypox in New York also comes as the city continues to call on the federal government to send more vaccine doses here and just days after the Health Department opened its first permanent vaccination sites — one at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx and the other at Gotham Health Vanderbilt on Staten Island.
So far, the disease has mostly infected gay men …
“Please Let Me Leave This Godforsaken Hellhole – I have decided to move out of New York City. ” – Sean Curry, Mar 16, 2017
Monkeypox (Orthopoxvirus) Cases in NYC
CITY OF NEW YORK, NYC HEALTH
As of July 25, 1,040 people in New York City have tested positive for orthopoxvirus/monkeypox. Cases in NYC are increasing, and there are likely many more cases that have not been diagnosed.
Anyone can get and spread monkeypox. The current cases are primarily spreading among social networks of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM). If you are an MSM and have multiple or anonymous sex partners, your likelihood of exposure is high.
If you have a new or unexpected rash or sores, contact a health care provider.
If you are a health care provider, see Monkeypox Information for Providers.
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MONKEYPOX VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS
Vaccine supply remains low. NYC is receiving a limited number of doses from the federal government, and we are making them available to New Yorkers as quickly as possible … read more.
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