WEST PALM BEACH- More cases of monkeypox are showing up in South Florida.
The Florida Department of Health is reporting 15 confirmed cases in Broward County and 1 possible case in Palm Beach.
The illness is most commonly transmitted by infected people exhibiting a rash or lesions, usually on their hands and feet.
Speaking to WPTV, Wellington internist Dr. Larry Bush suggested people who think they are ill seek medical attention and then self-quarantine.
“The patient who has a rash obviously knows they have a rash, and they should get that checked out and avoid other people at least until the rash is gone,” Bush said.
48 additional cases have been confirmed in New York City.
A vaccine is available and antivirals have been shown to be an effective treatment according to the Centers for Disease Control.
So far, the illness has largely been among gay men.