October 2, 2022
Texas reports first monkeypox case

In an announcement on Tuesday, the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) said a Texan who had travelled to Mexico “in the past month” had tested positive for monkeypox on Monday, 6 June.

The result was confirmed at the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) laboratory in Atlanta, Georgia, and is now included in the overall tally of 35 US monkeypox cases.

Face-to-face contact between people, as well as being bitten by an infected animal – as typically occurs in the parts of central Africa where a human case of Monkeypox was first discovered in 1970 – are other means of transmission.

No further details were provided about the Dallas individual because of the right to privacy, the DCHHS said. Texas authorities are working with an airline and state and local officials to contact those who may have been in contact with the case.

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