DALLAS – One person who traveled from Mexico to Dallas was confirmed as the first case in Texas of a person infected with monkeypox this year, the Texas Department of Health Services announced Tuesday.
The patient is isolated in his residence. Health authorities said it is likely that several people were exposed. and are being observed in case they show symptoms of infection.
Health authorities assure that the disease does not present a risk to the public for now. However, the state agency asks passengers who may have been exposed to the patient to self-monitor for possible symptoms.
Health officials worldwide have been observing an outbreak involving the viral disease. Until Tuesday, the Center for Disease Control confirmed 30 cases of monkeypox Since last month.
The UK has reported the most cases globally, 302, more than 1,000 cases have been confirmed around the world.
The state is working with the Dallas Department of Health and Human Services to investigate the case in Texas.
The recent case is not the first to be confirmed in the Dallas area in July 2021 a case emerged.
According to health authorities, monkeypox is transmitted to humans through contact with an infected person or animal.
It can also be spread from person to person by inhaling large respiratory droplets through close contact with body fluids and injuries. It can also be infected with contaminated materials.
Infected people may experience fever, rash, and swollen lymph nodes.
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