Talk:Texas identifies first death involving monkeypox

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Notice edit

I am on a mailing list for the Texas Department of State Health Services. On 8/30/22 I received a notice in my email box. I have pasted the first 4 paragraphs here in their entirety:

"Texas confirms first death of a person with monkeypox
The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed the first death of a person diagnosed with monkeypox in Texas. The patient was an adult resident of Harris County who was severely immunocompromised. The case is under investigation to determine what role monkeypox played in the death.
“Monkeypox is a serious disease, particularly for those with weakened immune systems,” said Dr. John Hellerstedt, DSHS Commissioner. “We continue to urge people to seek treatment if they have been exposed to monkeypox or have symptoms consistent with the disease.” People should contact their health care provider if they have fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes and a new, unexplained rash. People who are diagnosed with monkeypox should stay home and avoid close contact with others until the rash has fully resolved, the scabs have fallen off and a fresh layer of intact skin has formed.
For most people, infection with monkeypox is painful but not life threatening." --Bddpaux (talk) 15:01, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

USA Today source edit

The link I listed for the article was published as of: 8/31/2022 12:35pm ET --Bddpaux (talk) 15:27, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks! edit

Whether it gets published, or not: many thanks to those who helped on this one. I've been BUSY!!--Bddpaux (talk) 13:51, 6 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I noticed that if confirmed, it is also the first death by monkeypox in the entire US. SVTCobra 18:59, 6 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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