An unidentified Rocklander has been diagnosed with the Orthopoxvirus, also known as Monkeypox. The county executive and the Rockland Health Department say the case was confirmed by the state’s Wadsworth Center Laboratory in Albany. The person, we’re told, has not had any contact with anyone locally and poses no risk to county residents. As of June 28th, there have been 61 cases identified in New York, 55 of them in the city, and four in Westchester. Monkeypox is a rare viral illness that does not usually cause serious illness but may result in hospitalization or death. Most infections last two to four weeks. You can learn more about Monkeypox at the New York State Department of Health’s website at www.health.ny.gov/monkeypox.