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A 1st known case of monkeypox in a child was reported in New York on Friday

A child in New York was reported as the first case of monkeypox.

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The first known instance of monkeypox in a child in New York was reported by the New York State Department of Health.

One youngster under the age of 18 has tested positive with monkeypox, according to the most recent information. The report omitted information about the child’s age or the county where the incident was reported. There was no news of the incident in New York City.

No cases of monkeypox in children have been discovered in the city, according to the most recent information provided by the NYC Department of Health on Thursday.

As of Friday, the NYSDOH reported a total of 2,798 confirmed cases of monkeypox in New York. 2,596 of them are in New York City.

In July, Kathy Hochul, the governor of New York, and other health officials identified measles as the “epicenter of the outbreak.” In response to the spreading outbreak, Hochul issued an executive order declaring a state disaster emergency.

Hochul stated in a statement: “My staff and I am working nonstop to get more vaccines, increase testing capacity, and appropriately educate the public on how to be safe during this outbreak.