First US death linked to monkeypox reported in immunocompromised adult in Texas

Enlarge / A sign announcing monkeypox vaccination is set up in Tropical Park by Miami-Dade County and Nomi Health on August 15, 2022, in Miami. A severely immunocompromised adult who tested positive for monkeypox has died in Texas, marking the first US death connected to the global outbreak, state health officials said Tuesday. Such deaths […]

What is monkeypox? Signs and symptoms of the infectious disease

Monkeypox is a rare disease which comes from the monkeypox virus. It occurs primarily in remote parts of central and west Africa, near tropical rainforests, but has recently spread to the UK. The first case of the disease in England was confirmed earlier this month, in a patient staying at a naval base in Cornwall. […]