US records first confirmed monkeypox death in Los Angeles

Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, deputy coordinator of the White House response to monkeypox.

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WASHINGTON – Los Angeles County (California) registered America’s first confirmed monkeypox deathas reported Monday by the Department of Public Health, which indicated that the deceased suffered from severe complications of the immune system.

In late August, the Texas Department of Health reported the death of a monkeypox patient, but it has not yet been determined whether the person died of monkeypox or some other reason.

The Los Angeles Patient He died when he was already admitted to the hospital.indicated the Department of Public Health in a statement, and that monkeypox has been the cause of death was confirmed by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

According to the latest data from the CDC, from Monday, United States accumulates the world’s largest number of cases of monkeypoxwith 21,985, out of a total of about 58,000 worldwide.

The two states with the most cases are two of the largest in the country: California (4,300) and New York (3,591).

The US health authorities were “cautiously optimistic” in August, because although the numbers of infections continue to rise, the rate of increase has slowed, especially in the most affected constituencies.

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