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Monkeypox cases are increasing rapidly in New York

Officials have reported a rapid increase in monkeypox cases in New York, primarily among homosexuals and bisexuals.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 461 cases of monkeypox currently being reported in New York City. That's more than 30 percent of all known cases.

“Cases are increasing in NYC,” the Health Department said, adding that there are likely to be more cases that have not yet been diagnosed. “Most of these people have not been hospitalized and have recovered on their own,” officials added.

As the epicenter of the monkeypox outbreak in the United States, New York City must ensure the spread of the disease by providing enough vaccines for those in need.

Approximately 14,500 monkeypox vaccine doses arrived in New York from the federal government this week, and over the weekend, the city added three new vaccine clinics in the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn, for people who have already made appointments online.

18 July 2022


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