The First Confirmed monkeypox Death In US

It has been reported that the first monkeypox death to take place in the United States has taken place in Harris County, Texas. Health officials claim the patient was “severely immunocompromised”.

CDC spokesperson Scott Pauley believes it is too early to state the role of monkeypox in the death of this patient.

“This is the first death in a presumed positive for monkeypox that we are aware of. However, the individual had various severe illnesses and until the investigation is complete, it is premature to assign a specific cause of death,” – Scott Pauley, CDC spokesperson

The official autopsy will be available in the next few weeks. Heath officials will then be able to determine what caused this patient to die and whether monkeypox played a role.

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