A patient treated at Bellevue Hospital could potentially have a rare disease.
Outside of Africa, cases of monkeypox are relatively rare, but currently there are around 100 suspected or confirmed cases in eight countries outside of Africa, including the United States.
There are currently six Americans being monitored by the CDC for the disease. They were all on the same flight as a Briton who tested positive for monkeypox earlier this month.
The disease is similar to chickenpox and smallpox but less contagious, according to the CDC.
The virus starts with fever and a rash, usually on the face, but it spreads. This is followed by muscle and back pain, as well as chills and extreme fatigue.
Most people recover in less than a month, but it can be fatal in up to 6% of people who get it.
Some of the recent cases involve gay men.
There were only two recorded cases of monkeypox in the United States last year.
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