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BREAKING: 1st case of monkeypox confirmed in New Jersey

By 06/21/2022 3:35 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

The outbreak of monkeypox cases continues to hit various states in the United States.

On Tuesday, New Jersey reported its first confirmed case of the virus, particularly in Jersey City.

According to reports, the infected person, who was not identified, is isolated at home while recuperating.

The state’s health department said the case was detected after testing on June 18 and contact tracing is underway.

The state said people had nothing to worry about since the risk of contracting monkeypox is relatively low.

“Monkeypox is rare but can spread through close prolonged contact with an infected person or animal,” the health department said.

Health experts said monkeypox presents symptoms similar to smallpox, like fever, headache, and muscle aches.

They added that it also causes swollen lymph nodes and rashes on the face and body.

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