US confirms first monkeypox death

US confirms first monkeypox death
US confirms first monkeypox death

On Tuesday, the state of Texas reported the first monkeypox-related death in the United States. According to the state Department of Health, the patient was severely immunocompromised, meaning he had a weakened immune system, which possibly led to the worsening of the condition.

However, according to information from Reutersthe case is still under investigation to verify the role of the disease in death, as, although painful, it is rarely fatal.

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“CDC continues to closely monitor the smallpox outbreak and we are actively working with Texas authorities to investigate this situation. Until the investigation is complete, it is premature to assign a specific cause of death,” said Scott Pauley, a spokesman for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Some 90 countries where monkeypox is not endemic have reported more than 478,000 cases of the viral disease. Deaths outside Africa, where the virus is endemic, are rare. Non-endemic countries that have reported smallpox deaths include Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, India and Spain, according to a survey by the Reuters.

Anyone can become infected with monkeypox, which is spread through close contact with an infected person. However, nearly all of the more than 18,101 cases of smallpox in the United States have occurred among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, according to the CDC.

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Brazil reports second monkeypox death

Officials in Rio de Janeiro reported that the state recorded, on Monday (29), its first monkeypox-related death. According to the Municipal Health Department of Campos, the victim had low immunity and comorbidities, which worsened the disease; the death is the second in Brazil – the first occurred in Minas Gerais, at the end of July.

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