Possible NYC monkeypox case reported, with patient isolation and contact tracing initiated | app

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NEW YORK — An unidentified New York City patient has tested positive for a virus that includes monkeypox, with the federal Centers for Disease Control investigating whether the rare disease is actually present, city health officials said.

The patient was ordered to self-isolate as authorities treated the case as a presumptive positive case awaiting confirmation, according to the city’s health department. A second suspected case was found to be negative after testing, authorities said.

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