Texas confirms first death from monkeypox

On Tuesday, the Texas Department of Health Services confirmed the first death from monkeypox in Texas. The patient was an adult from Harris County who was severely immunocompromised. The incident is currently under investigation to ascertain what role monkeypox played in the deaths.

“Monkeypox is a serious disease, especially for people with weakened immune systems,” said DSHS Commissioner Dr. John Hellerstedt. “If you’ve had monkeypox or have symptoms consistent with this disease, we ask that you continue to seek treatment.” , is not life threatening for most patients.

Call your doctor if you have fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes, or a fresh rash of unknown origin. If you are diagnosed with monkeypox, you should stay home and avoid close contact with others until the rash has completely healed, the scabs have fallen off, and a new layer of healthy skin has grown.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 15 people have died in eight countries since monkeypox swept the globe this year. Earlier deaths were reported in the Central African Republic, Ghana, Brazil, Ecuador, Ghana, India and Spain. Texas confirms first death from monkeypox

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