Potential case of monkeypox investigated in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City public health officials said Thursday they’re investigating a potential case of monkeypox, a rare virus rarely seen outside of Africa that can cause flu-like symptoms.

The possible infection in New York comes as European and U.S. officials have identified a small number of monkeypox cases in recent days.

Authorities are investigating potential infections in the Montreal area, while Massachusetts officials are investigating whether a monkeypox infection in the state is linked to U.K. outbreaks.