Texas’ biggest county is investigating the death of a “presumptive positive” case
Multiple media outlets reported Tuesday that the US might have seen its first monkeypox-related fatality. However, autopsy results from a Harris County resident are still pending. Officials from the county reported Monday evening that an adult had been infected. “various severe illnesses”Who was also “presumptive positive”On Sunday, monkeypox was gone.
“At this time, the patient’s cause of death is unknown,”Harris County Public Health stated in statementIn addition, officials were “collaborating with partners to determine what role, if any, monkeypox may have played in this person’s death. An autopsy is in process, and the final report will be available in the next few weeks.”
“We are sharing this information to err on the side of transparency and to avoid potential misinformation about this case,”Lina Hidalgo (County Judge), a Democrat. The judge also encouraged all who are eligible to be vaccinated promptly.
“The best way for us to fight this virus is through vaccines,” said Hidalgo. “I have always felt that vaccines are the key to reducing spread.”
Harris County is where Houston is located. It is also the most populous county in Texas.
Although the chickenpox virus is similar to other viruses, it can cause painful and long-lasting blisters and pustules. However, this disease isn’t usually fatal. Late July saw the first cases of monkeypox in Brazil and Spain. This was not the case in Africa where it is still endemic. The transmission of monkeypox occurs primarily through bodily fluids, skin-to-skin contact and touching bedding or clothing used by infected persons.
Up to 50,000 cases have been confirmed worldwide of monkeypox as of August 30, A report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), earlier in August, stated that 99% of American cases were due to monkeypox. “were men, with 94% of those having recently had sex with men.”However, many cases of child abuse have been reported since that time.
Even the CDC put together a “safe sex guide”In order to stop monkeypox spreading, we urge people to refrain from using public transport. “anonymous sexual contact” “private and public sex parties.”
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