Greene County confirms first case of monkeypox

Greene County has its first case of monkeypox. That’s according to Assemblyman Chris Tague.

The announcement comes just one day after the Capital Region’s first case of monkeypox was revealed in Albany County.

“While I do not feel this announcement is one that should cause people any undue fear or worry, I want the people of Greene County and elsewhere in the 102nd Assembly District to know we are aware of the spread of monkeypox and are prepared to do everything we can for those who may become affected by it,” said Tague.

While monkeypox is mild in many cases, it can turn serious if not treated.

There are now more than 675 cases of monkeypox in New York state. Most of them are in New York City.

Gov. Hochul is working with the Department of Health to increase monkeypox vaccinations across the state. Most doses will go to New York City. However, Saratoga County is also offering some doses to people who meet strict qualifications.