Second US monkeypox case

A second U.S. resident tested positive for monkeypox on Friday, days after the first case in Massachusetts.

New York health authorities said the guy tested positive for an uncommon but possibly dangerous African virus.

The individual suspected to have caught the virus is isolated after presenting symptoms, the state's health agency said.

The government didn't specify how the New Yorker received the illness, which has been recorded in Europe, Australia, and North America.

A disease specialist at UCLA termed the epidemic "the most significant" in the Western Hemisphere's history.

The police ruled out a second NYC case.