ALERT: WHO CALLS EMERGENCY MEETING. Monkeypox confirmed in New York & Boston. New cases in Israel and Switzerland

A potential case of monkeypox was detected Thursday in the city, health officials said. One patient is being treated at Bellevue Hospital, where doctors will conduct tests that — if positive — will be sent to the CDC for confirmation, officials said.

A Massachusetts resident has tested positive for monkeypox, health officials confirmed Wednesday, making it the first case of the rare virus detected in the United States this year.

According to a release from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the patient is an adult male who recently traveled to Canada. The department completed initial testing Tuesday and was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Kinda like things started to happen with COVID in 2020


h/t Fast ‘n Bulbous


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