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Posted on: August 2, 2022

What to Know About Monkeypox

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Monkeypox is a rare, viral infection that does not usually cause serious illness. However, it can result in hospitalization or death.  Health officials are monitoring cases in the United States, including New York State.  Monkeypox spreads through close, physical contact between people. This means anyone can get monkeypox.  Click on the resources below to learn about symptoms of monkeypox, who is at risk for contracting monkeypox, and how you can protect yourself. 

What Every New Yorker Should Know About Monkeypox

Monkeypox Vaccination Information

NYS Monkeypox Cases

CDC Situation Summary, including maps 

 


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