The first death attributed to monkeypox in a resident of Los Angeles County has been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Los Angeles Department of Public Health.
According to a statement from officials, the person was "severely immunocompromised" and had been admitted to the hospital.
Public Health issued a statement saying that it "sends sincere condolences and hopes of healing to the family and friends mourning the loss of their loved one."
County officials were looking into the death of a person who had been diagnosed with monkeypox last week. According to LA County officials, there are more than 21,000 instances of monkeypox throughout the country.
According to data from the California Department of Public Health, there are 4,302 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the state, making it the state with the most cases nationwide. According to recent statistics, 1,692 persons in LA County have tested positive for monkeypox.
State health officials in Texas reported that a Harris County citizen who had been diagnosed with monkeypox passed away last month.
In the current monkeypox outbreak, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men have been shown to have the majority of cases. However, authorities warned that anyone exposed to the virus ran the risk of contracting monkeypox.
According to the CDC, monkeypox mainly spreads through persistent skin-to-skin contact with lesions or bodily fluids from infected individuals.
Swollen lymph nodes, fever, headache, weariness, and muscle aches are among the most typical symptoms of monkeypox, which also causes lesions that can resemble pimples or blisters.