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First Case Of Monkeypox Found In Texas Amid Surge In Corona Cases


A Rare Case Of Human Monkeypox Has Been Detected In Texas, The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) Said. This Is The First Case Of The Virus Seen In The State.

The Viral Illness Was Found In A US Resident Who Recently Traveled From Nigeria To The United States And Is Currently Hospitalized In Dallas.

Monkeypox First Case

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said, “While Rare, This Case Is Not A Cause For Alarm And We Do Not Expect Any Danger To The General Public.”


According To The CDC, In Addition To Nigeria, Outbreaks Have Also Been Reported In Central And West African Countries Since The 1970s, With Large Outbreaks Seen In People In The United States In 2003.

The CDC Said It Is Working With Airline, State And Local Health Officials To Track Down Passengers And Others Who May Have Been In Contact With The Patient.

What is Monkeypox Symptoms

Monkeypox, Which Belongs To The Family Of Viruses Similar To Smallpox, Is A Rare But Potentially Serious Viral Illness That Usually Begins With Flu-Like Symptoms And Swelling Of The Lymph Nodes, Gradually Leading To A Widespread Rash On The Face And Body as It Progresses.


It Can Spread From Person To Person Through Respiratory Droplets. The CDC Said That Since Passengers Were Wearing Masks Due To COVID-19. The Risk Of Spreading Monkeypox To Others Through Respiratory Droplets On Planes And Airports Is Low.

The CDC Said The Patient Is Infected With The Strain Most Commonly Found In Parts Of West Africa, including Nigeria.

According To The CDC, There Have Been At Least Six Monkeypox Cases In Travelers Returning From Nigeria, Including The United Kingdom, Israel And Singapore, Before The Current Case. The Latest Case Was Not Related To The Previous Cases.

Ashish Kumar Mishra
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