While CDC tests did not conclusively identify the monkeypox virus, earlier tests detected orthopoxvirus.
The monkeypox virus is an orthopoxvirus, and the presentation of this case was consistent with disease caused by monkeypox.
This will be treated as a probable case and the Health Department will continue contact tracing.
The investigation was initiated following a report from an astute provider.
Most New Yorkers are not at risk of infection with monkeypox.
Monkeypox is rare but can spread through close prolonged contact with an infected person or animal.
This might include contact with the skin lesions, body fluids, or sharing clothes or other materials that have been used by someone who is infectious, and also through respiratory droplets in prolonged face-to-face contact.
As a precaution, any New Yorkers who experience a flu-like illness with swelling of lymph nodes and rash occurring on the face and body should contact their healthcare provider.
For information about monkeypox, see: https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/index.html