75% OF NEW YORK CITY’S MONKEYPOX CASES ARE IN MANHATTAN
The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York informs the public that as 07 July 2022, 141 people in New York City have tested positive for orthopoxvirus, seventy-five percent of which are based in Manhattan. The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene also states that all cases are likely monkeypox.
While anyone can get and spread monkeypox, those at greater risk are members of the gay and bisexual community.
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has announced the provision of the JYNNEOSTM vaccine to eligible people who may have had a recent exposure to monkeypox.
Information on eligibility and scheduling appointments can be found at: nyc.gov/health/monkeypox.
Kababayan in New York City are advised to contact their health care provider if experiencing an unexpected rash/sores and other symptoms of monkeypox.