Monkeypox cases are on the rise in New York.
The rare virus that has been slowly spreading around the world doubled in confirmed case counts over a five-day span last week.
Now, the state leads others in the U.S.
New York has 490 confirmed case of Monkeypox. That compared to 238 cases, which were reported as of Monday, July 11.
There are a handful of cases being reported Upstate, but most are from the New York City area.
The virus causes sores on the body and has flu-like symptoms. It’s spread by skin-to-skin contact with a person who has the sores.
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