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  • Texas: 2022 Monkeypox - 1 death

    Source: https://www.kxxv.com/hometown/texas/...-to-the-public


    Texas reports first case of monkeypox, but officials say it poses little risk to the public
    Posted at 5:55 PM, Jun 07, 2022
    and last updated 6:55 PM, Jun 07, 2022

    Texas health officials said Tuesday they have identified the first case of monkeypox in the state but noted the illness does not currently present a risk to the general public.

    The case was identified in a Dallas County resident who recently traveled internationally, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. The department is working with Dallas County Health and Human Services and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate the case.

    Health officials said they have also identified a “few” people who may have been exposed to the virus in Dallas. Those people are monitoring themselves for symptoms of infection, officials said...

  • #2
    Source: https://www.newsweek.com/texas-man-m...mexico-1714132

    Texas Man With Monkeypox Escapes Hospital and Flees Mexico
    By Robyn White On 6/9/22 at 3:41 AM EDT

    A Texas man infected with monkeypox escaped from a hospital in Mexico and fled the country, health authorities have confirmed.

    The 48-year-old man, originally from Texas, was being treated at a hospital in Puerto Vallarta, on Mexico's Pacific coast, Agence France-Presse reported. Medical staff were keeping the man in isolation while they awaited a monkeypox test result when he decided to flee...

    ...The man's symptoms upon arrival at the hospital included chills, a cough, lesions on his face and neck, and muscle pain, according to the state health department.

    Once escaping the hospital, AFP reported that the man went to a hotel to meet his partner, before catching a June 4 flight out of Puerto Vallarta.

    On June 6, the CDC confirmed to Mexican authorities that the man had returned to the U.S. A subsequent monkeypox test confirmed him to be positive for the virus.

    While in Mexico, the man had gone to the Mantamar Beach Club for parties, while in the state of Jalisco, according to Al Arabiya News.

    The man had arrived in Mexico on May 27. From May 12 to 16, he had been in Germany, Al Arabiya News reported. Before he had traveled he had been in his hometown in Texas...

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    • #3
      Please see:

      Mexico - Monkeypox cases

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      • #4
        Source: https://abc13.com/monkeypox-houston-...t-is/11974540/

        Houston Health Department confirms Houston's 1st monkeypox case
        A threat to Houston remains low, according to the Houston Health Department.
        Saturday, June 18, 2022 5:02PM

        HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The Houston Health Department announced on Saturday a confirmed monkeypox infection in a Houston resident with recent international travel...

        ...The resident developed symptoms after returning from travel and is experiencing a mild illness. The resident didn't require hospitalization and is isolating at home.

        The department says epidemiologists will reach out to people who had direct close contact with the resident while infectious...

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        • #5
          Source: https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/sou...-houston-area-

          2 cases of monkeypox reported in the Houston area
          By Craig Huber Houston
          PUBLISHED 12:57 PM CT Jun. 20, 2022

          HOUSTON — Two cases of monkeypox were reported in the Houston area over the weekend, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Texas to three.

          The Houston Health Department on Saturday reported a case in Houston involving a patient who began experiencing symptoms after traveling.

          Harris County Public Health reported a case in Harris County. This case involves a person who was visiting from outside the state. That person has since returned home, health officials said...

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          • #6
            Source: https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/lo...4-bef341874894

            Dallas County reports 2 more monkeypox cases
            According to health officials, both patients had traveled internationally.
            Author: WFAA Staff
            Published: 6:46 PM CDT June 22, 2022
            Updated: 6:46 PM CDT June 22, 2022

            DALLAS — Dallas County Health and Human Services said two more monkeypox virus infections have been reported in the area. Both patients traveled internationally.

            Officials said one of the two Dallas County residents traveled to Spain and the other to Mexico.

            The patients have not been hospitalized and are recovering at home, officials said...

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            • #7
              Source: https://www.ktsm.com/news/aph-invest...travis-county/

              APH investigating possible monkeypox case in Travis County
              by: Grace Reader
              Posted: Jun 24, 2022 / 02:37 PM MDT
              Updated: Jun 24, 2022 / 02:37 PM MDT

              AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Public Health announced it is investigating a possible monkeypox case in Travis County. It is waiting for results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm the case.

              The person being investigated did not have to go the hospital and is isolating at home, APH said in a release. The health department is contact tracing anyone who may have come in contact with the person.

              “While the threat of monkeypox remains low, we recommend that all Travis County residents be aware and seek medical care if you believe you have symptoms of the virus,” said Dr. Desmar Walkes, Austin-Travis County health authority. “While our local healthcare providers are working with epidemiologists to monitor the virus, the community should continue the hygiene practices we know work such as handwashing and minimizing skin-to-skin contact, especially with those showing rashes or sores.” ...

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              • #8
                Source: https://cityofhouston.news/houston-h...onkeypox-case/


                Houston Health Department confirms second monkeypox case
                June 24, 2022

                The Houston Health Department today announced a confirmed second monkeypox infection in a Houston resident with recent international travel.

                There is no known connection between this and the previously reported resident.

                The threat of monkeypox to Houston remains low. Monkeypox is rare and doesn’t spread easily between people without close, personal, skin-to-skin contact.

                The department’s lab conducted orthopoxvirus testing and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided confirmatory testing results.

                The resident developed symptoms after returning from travel and is experiencing a mild illness. The resident did not require hospitalization and is isolating at home. Privacy laws prohibit the department from disclosing personal information or further details...

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                • #9

                  New Monkeypox Cases Originating in Texas, State Health Department Says

                  Public health testing has found 12 total cases of monkeypox in Texas, recent investigation has identified multiple cases in Texans who did not travel outside the state

                  Published June 30, 2022• Updated on June 30, 2022 at 12:57 pm

                  The Texas Department of State Health Services and local departments have identified multiple new cases of monkeypox in Texans who have not left the state.

                  According to Texas DSHS, testing has found a total of 12 monkeypox cases in the Lone Star State.

                  While the first cases involved international travel, three patients have reported not traveling in the three weeks before becoming sick, meaning they were exposed in Texas. ...

                  https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/health/n...-says/3004271/

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                  • #10
                    Source: https://www.gainesvilleregister.com/...66e389883.html

                    Monkeypox cases increase in Texas, but risk to public remains low
                    ALI LINAN CNHI Texas Statehouse Reporter 22 hrs ago

                    AUSTIN — The Texas Department of State Health Services and local health departments said today they have identified at least 12 cases of monkeypox since the first one was reported in early June.

                    While the first cases involved international travel, three patients report that they did not travel in the three weeks before becoming sick, meaning they were exposed in Texas, officials said.

                    The number of confirmed cases has tripled in Texas, where last week the state had four confirmed cases.

                    “With the sharp increase in monkeypox cases worldwide, it’s not surprising to see the virus spread in Texas,” said Dr. Jennifer Shuford, chief state epidemiologist, in a statement. “We want people to know what the symptoms are, and if they have symptoms, to avoid the types of close contact with other people that can spread the disease....”




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                    • #11
                      Source: https://www.kxan.com/news/texas/cdc-...-climbs-to-20/

                      CDC: Texas monkeypox case count climbs to 20
                      by: Will DuPree
                      Posted: Jul 6, 2022 / 08:53 AM CDT
                      Updated: Jul 6, 2022 / 01:29 PM CDT

                      AUSTIN (KXAN) — The number of monkeypox cases confirmed in Texas climbed to 20, according to the latest data shared by the federal government.

                      The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported eight new cases in the state Wednesday on its map tracking infections nationwide. Only one case has been confirmed in Travis County so far, but Austin Public Health shared Tuesday that five others potentially have monkeypox, too...

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                      • #12
                        Source: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/da...-case/3008295/

                        Dallas County Reports First Locally Transmitted Monkeypox Case
                        The infected person attended a festival over the Fourth of July weekend where there was a high risk of transmission
                        Published July 6, 2022 • Updated on July 6, 2022 at 6:52 pm

                        Dallas County is reporting its first locally transmitted case of the monkeypox virus.

                        Dallas County Health and Human Services said Wednesday that it was an out-of-state visitor who was in the area for the Daddyland Festival over the Fourth of July weekend.

                        The person went to a Dallas hospital with a rash and was diagnosed with monkeypox through laboratory testing at the health department.

                        The person attended festival events and private parties while infectious, the health department said. There is now concern that people who attended the Daddyland Festival could have been exposed and possibly infected with monkeypox, the health department said.

                        The festival included dance parties with live music, pool parties and nightclub events where there was a high risk of monkeypox transmission...

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                        • #13
                          Source: https://dallasvoice.com/daddyland-pa...ith-monkeypox/


                          UPDATE: Club Dallas visitor diagnosed with monkeypox
                          Jul 7, 2022 |

                          UPDATE: A day after notifying the public that an out-of-state visitor in Dallas for the Daddyland Festival circuit parties over the July 4th weekend, Dallas County Health and Human Services announced that another man, visiting from out of state June 22-25, has also been diagnosed with monkeypox. The individual told HHS officials that he had been to Club Dallas while he was in town and while he was infectious, and that he had multiple sexual encounters at the Club Dallas sauna during that time.

                          “Persons who visited Club Dallas during these dates are advised to monitor themselves for possible monkeypox signs and seek medical attention if they develop symptoms of monkeypox,” an HHS press release noted...

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                            • #15
                              Source: https://www.fox44news.com/news/local...mple-district/

                              DSHS: Ten monkeypox cases in Temple District
                              Posted: Jul 8, 2022 / 02:23 PM CDT
                              Updated: Jul 8, 2022 / 02:25 PM CDT

                              TEXAS (FOX 44) – The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has confirmed ten cases of monkeypox within its Temple District.

                              On Friday, the DSHS says it and local health departments are investigating cases of monkeypox which are part of an international outbreak. The disease can cause a serious skin rash, and it appears to be spreading through direct contact with the skin or saliva of an infected person.

                              The DSHS says most cases, so far, have been among men who have sex with men...

                              ...The counties in the Temple District are – Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Bosque, Brazos, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Falls, Fayette, Freestone, Grimes, Hamilton, Hays, Hill, Lampasas, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Llano, Madison, McLennan, Milam, Mills, Robertson, San Saba, Travis, Washington, and Williamson.

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