Monkeypox cases no cause for panic, Brooklyn doctor says

As New York City sees potential cases of monkeypox, a local doctor is reassuring residents there is no need to panic.

News 12 Staff

Jun 1, 2022, 3:11 PM

Updated 745 days ago

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As New York City sees potential cases of monkeypox, a local doctor is reassuring residents there is no need to panic.
The biggest symptom of the disease is a rash or lesions on the skin, which could resemble certain sexually transmitted infections like herpes.
"Monkeypox is difficult to transit and easier to contain, it's not like SARS COVID-19 where somebody could have passed it to somebody without knowing," says Dr. Paul Lam of NYC Health + Hospitals / Kings County. "So, I think the panic level should still be low."
Monkeypox is spread through close or intimate contact, and most patients recover in two to four weeks.


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