First Possible U.S. Monkeypox Death In Texas

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At a glance

  • Harris County (TX) health officials said an adult with monkeypox has died, though they’ll need to do an autopsy to verify that disease was the cause of death.
  • These officials said the patient had other severe illnesses before testing positive for monkeypox.
  • If monkeypox is determined to be the cause, it would be the first U.S. death from the disease.



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