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  • US - California: Second person in the U.S. dies after contracting monkeypox - autopsy pending - September 9, 2022

    Source: https://www.winknews.com/2022/09/09/...ing-monkeypox/

    Second person in the U.S. dies after contracting monkeypox
    Author: CBS NEWS
    Published: September 9, 2022 10:29 AM EDT


    Health authorities are now investigating what role monkeypox may have played in the death of a person diagnosed with the virus, officials in California said Thursday. This is the second known person to die in the U.S. after contracting the virus during the current outbreak.

    The announcement comes less than a month after officials in Texas confirmed they were investigating a potential death from the virus.

    California has tallied 4,140 monkeypox cases, more than any other state in the country.

    “We will be doing an autopsy. So it does take time for those results to come back. So it may be as soon as a few days, or it may take a few weeks,” Los Angeles County’s Dr. Rita Singhal told reporters on Thursday...

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    PUBLISHED FRI, SEP 9 2022 11:00 AM EDT
    UPDATED FRI, SEP 9 2022 11:17 AM EDT

    Spencer Kimball

    KEY POINTS
    • Dr. Rita Singhal, director of disease control for Los Angeles County, said health officials are investigating what role monkeypox may have played in the person’s death.
    • Health officials in Texas are investigating the death of an adult who had monkeypox.
    • The individual in Texas had a severely compromised immune system, officials said.
    Los Angeles health officials are investigating the death of a person who had monkeypox.

    Dr. Rita Singhal, director of disease control in Los Angeles County, said it’s not clear what role monkeypox may have played in the person’s death. Officials do not have additional details at this time, Singhal said.

    “This is one of two deaths in the United States that are currently under investigation to determine whether monkeypox was a contributing cause of death,” Singhal told reporters during a press conference Thursday.

    Health officials in Texas last month reported the death of an adult in the Houston area who was diagnosed with monkeypox. The individual had a severely compromised immune system, according to health officials.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/09/los-...monkeypox.html

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      Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/9124586/monkeypox-death-us/

      Monkeypox death reported in California, believed to be 1st in U.S.
      By Staff The Associated Press
      Posted September 12, 2022 9:23 pm

      A Los Angeles County resident with a compromised immune system has died from monkeypox, local health officials announced Monday. It’s believed to be the first U.S. fatality from the disease.

      The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced the cause of death, and a spokesperson said it was confirmed by an autopsy. The patient was severely immunocompromised and had been hospitalized. No other information on the person was released.

      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracks cases and has not confirmed any U.S. deaths from the disease. LA County officials say they worked with the CDC on their case...


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