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What May Be the First US Death From Monkeypox Reported in Texas

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What May Be the First US Death From Monkeypox Reported in Texas

What May Be the First US Death From Monkeypox Reported in Texas

What May Be the First , US Death From Monkeypox , Reported in Texas.

On August 30, Texas health officials said that a patient diagnosed with monkeypox died in what may be the United States' first-known death from the virus.

NBC reports that health officials said the patient was an adult with a severely compromised immune system who lived in the Houston area.

According to officials, the case is under investigation to determine how monkeypox may have impacted the individual's cause of death.

Monkeypox is a serious disease, particularly for those with weakened immune systems, Dr. John Hellerstedt, Texas state health commissioner, via NBC.

We continue to urge people to seek treatment if they have been exposed to monkeypox or have symptoms consistent with the disease, Dr. John Hellerstedt, Texas state health commissioner, via NBC.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, eight countries have reported a total of 15 deaths since the global outbreak began earlier in 2022.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, eight countries have reported a total of 15 deaths since the global outbreak began earlier in 2022.

Deaths have been reported in Cuba, Brazil, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Nigeria, Spain and the Central African Republic.

Deaths have been reported in Cuba, Brazil, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Nigeria, Spain and the Central African Republic.

According to the CDC, over 18,000 cases have been reported with infections now confirmed in every U.S. state, as well as Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.

According to the CDC, over 18,000 cases have been reported with infections now confirmed in every U.S. state, as well as Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.

Data shows that almost 49,000 cases have been reported worldwide in 99 countries


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