The Health Department of Suffolk County has verified Long Island's first case of orthopoxvirus or monkeypox.

Monkeypox Case in Suffolk  

A local healthcare provider saw the affected person. The affected person is isolated in his own home, where he is following quarantine protocol.

Monkeypox- Suffolk Health Authoritie

Suffolk Health Authorities are in touch with the affected person and contacting the person who may have this disease.

In New York state, 96 monkeypox cases have been verified. According to the official report on 1 July 2022, nationwide have 400 verified orthopoxvirus cases.

Total monkeypox Case

Causes of Monkeypox

It most commonly transfers from person to person through bodily fluids, scabs, infectious rashes, or direct contact with respiratory secretions during prolonged personal contact.

It can also be transmitted through close physical contact, i.e., sex, hugging, and kissing. The individual who has monkeypox symptoms must immediately contact the doctor.

Monkeypox- New York State

The New York State Department of Health has issued a warning to health care workers in New York and has been briefed on case reports and testing.

Dr. Ashish Jha said, “We will continue to take aggressive action against this virus.”

Monkeypox- Dr. Ashish Jha

Monkeypox- WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.