Texas identifies first death involving monkeypox
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Theof the , Dr. John Hellerstedt, was quoted in the release as saying, "Monkeypox is a serious disease, particularly for those with weakened immune systems. We continue to urge people to seek treatment if they have been exposed to monkeypox or have symptoms consistent with the disease."
Sources indicate officials are investigating what role, if any, monkeypox played in the death of the patient. However, sources did note the deceased as having been an, "… immunocompromised adult."
- Press Release: "Texas Confirms First Death of a Person with Monkeypox" — , August 30, 2022
- Cady Stanton. "Texas officials investigating whether monkeypox played role in death of immunocompromised adult" — , August 31, 2022