Health officials investigate first U.S. death with monkeypox

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By: Shahzad Arsi

Health officials in Texas revealed on Tuesday that they are looking into a death that involved a monkeypox diagnosis.

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According to officials, the case was being investigated to establish whether monkeypox contributed to the death.

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Although the patient had "multiple severe ailments," according to Harris County health officials,

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The patient is a presumptive positive for monkeypox and passed away on Sunday at a local hospital.

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The death was reported while the United States and almost 100 other countries battled an outbreak of monkeypox.

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Infections have increased to around 50,000 since the first patient was identified in Britain in early May.

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Since the first case was identified in the United States in mid-May, the outbreak has increased to more than 18,400 cases.

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Eight nations have reported 15 deaths related to the current global pandemic.

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Nigeria recorded four deaths, Ghana reported three, Spain reported two, and the Central African Republic reported two.

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