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(Reuters) – The Los Angeles Division of Public Well being mentioned on Monday it had confirmed the realm’s first demise as a result of monkeypox, saying the person was severely immunocompromised and had been hospitalized.
The division mentioned it had made the willpower that the demise in Los Angeles County was as a result of monkeypox along with the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, which didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
“The resident was severely immunocompromised and had been hospitalized,” the division mentioned in a press release.
It’s the second recognized demise of an individual identified with the illness in the USA. Texas final month reported the primary demise in a severely immunocompromised one who was identified with monkeypox.
The Texas case remains to be below investigation to see what position monkeypox performed within the demise.
Monkeypox isn’t deadly, however folks with weakened immune programs could also be extra more likely to get significantly ailing or die, well being officers say.
Anybody can turn into contaminated with monkeypox, which spreads by means of shut contact with an contaminated particular person. Almost the entire greater than 21,985 monkeypox circumstances in the USA have occurred amongst homosexual, bisexual and different males who’ve intercourse with males, in accordance with the CDC.