Monkeypox caseload in New Jersey rises to 4. Here’s what Rutgers medical professionals are saying.
The monkeypox caseload in New Jersey is still low, but it did double Wednesday from two cases to four.
Medical professionals at Rutgers University say it’s something to be mindful of, but not something that should dramatically change the way to live everyday lives.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, monkeypox is spread by having close, intimate contact with someone who is sick for a prolonged period of time. People usually experience flu-like symptoms and an itchy rash.
Medical professionals say people who are most at risk are those who engage in intimate relationships with multiple partners -- the more partners, the greater the risk.
The highest caseload is in California, with 80 reported infections. New York is not far behind with 72.