Texas Reports First U.S. Death in Person With Monkeypox
The individual was severely immuno-compromised
On Tuesday, Texas reported the first death in a severely immuno-compromised person who was diagnosed with monkeypox, according to state health department officials.
The case is still under investigation to see what role monkeypox played in the death. Although painful, monkeypox is rarely fatal.
Scott Pauley, a spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said in an email the agency is aware of the reported death in an adult in Harris County, Texas.
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