New York Investigates Potential Monkeypox Case
A presumptive case of monkeypox infection is being investigated in New York City following one confirmed incident that was earlier reported in Massachusetts.
NYC health officials confirmed Friday (pdf) that a resident from the city has tested positive for the family of viruses that includes monkeypox. The patient is currently in isolation.
Officials had earlier said on Thursday that “all appropriate isolation protocols” are being followed with regard to the patient.
After the Health Department’s Public Health Lab gets a positive response from the preliminary tests, it will be sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for “confirmatory testing,” health officials said in a May 19 news release….
Originally appeared on The Epoch Times