September 27, 2022
Texas Records First Monkeypox Case in Dallas Resident That Visited Mexico

The Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) said it was investigating a confirmed monkeypox case in a local resident who had been on a flight from Mexico to Dallas within the past month.

The Texas case means there are now 14 states plus Washington, D.C. that have reported a monkeypox case as part of the current global outbreak, according to the CDC as of June 7. The state with the most cases at that time was New York with eight, followed by California with seven.

Personal details about the Dallas patient were not disclosed, though DCHHS said the individual had not been hospitalized, was recovering at home, and did not pose a known risk to others.

Public health officials have identified people who have had direct contact with the patient and have been monitoring them for signs of infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working to contact people who may have been in contact with the patient on the flight.

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