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23 monkeypox cases confirmed in NYC

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Health Officials announced 23 total confirmed monkeypox cases in New York City on Friday, with 25 cases statewide.

That’s up from 19 cases on Thursday and 10 on Tuesday.

The other two New York cases are in Sullivan County and Westchester.

The most recent cases are not linked to travel, which implies the disease is spreading person-to-person in New York, according to officials.

There are currently 72 cases nationwide across 18 states.

The CDC released new guidance for the virus on Tuesday as it continues to spread in the U.S.

Risk to the general public remains low, according to the CDC, but the agency urged people to avoid close contact with people who are sick or have lesions.

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