How concerned should we be about the first confirmed monkeypox death in the U.S.?
More than 24,200 confirmed cases had been reported in the U.S. as of Wednesday, according to the CDC. Worldwide, there have been over 63,100 cases and 20 confirmed deaths, including 10 deaths in countries that haven't historically reported monkeypox. The death of another "severely immunocompromised" patient with monkeypox was reported in Harris County, Texas, on Aug. 30, but officials investigating the death have yet to update on what role, if any, monkeypox played in the person's demise. This same condition was responsible for the death of a monkeypox patient in Spain during the summer. Justman stressed that news of the death in Los Angeles does not change her view of the U.S. monkeypox outbreak, and that it shouldn’t change our understanding of the status of the outbreak, either.wftv.com
What is monkeypox; more than 200 in US being monitored after exposure
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring more than 200 people in 27 states for possible exposure to monkeypox, a disease that kills about 10% of those who contract it. >> Read more trending newsThose being monitored came into contact with an individual who contracted monkeypox in Nigeria before traveling to the United States earlier this month. The U.S. resident infected with monkeypox traveled overnight from Lagos, Nigeria, to Atlanta, arriving on July 9. So far, there have been no other cases diagnosed in the United States. According to the CDC, “Currently, there is no proven, safe treatment for monkeypox virus infection.wftv.com