After the coronavirus, monkeypox is spreading its grip around the world. This virus, which originated from Africa, is now taking a big form in America. According to local media, more than 30 children in America have been found infected with monkeypox. Data from the Texas State Department of Health Services shows that nine children in the state are vulnerable to the virus. At the same time, according to a report, there are 18,989 cases of monkeypox and orthopoxvirus in America.
Meanwhile, the first death of a man suffering from monkeypox has been reported in Texas. The Texas State Health Services Department said in a statement Tuesday (local time) that the patient was an adult living in Harris County.
The Texas State Department of Health Services official said monkeypox is a serious disease, especially for people with weakened immune systems. We continue to appeal to people to seek treatment if they have been exposed to monkeypox or have symptoms of the disease.
As of Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had confirmed more than 18,000 cases of the virus in all 50 states, but officials had not yet confirmed any deaths but monkeypox in Texas, according to local media. The death has definitely increased the concern.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a statement last month warning that preliminary evidence suggests that children under the age of eight who are infected with monkeypox may develop more serious illness.
Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease, which means it can be transmitted from animals to humans. According to the WHO, it can also spread from humans to humans and from contaminated objects to humans. The virus was first detected in 1958, after an outbreak of smallpox-like disease in monkeys, some of which were brought to Denmark for research. Despite its name, the source of monkeypox is unknown, according to the CDC.