The monkeypox virus, which can cause painful sores and lesions all over the body, can be serious but is not often life-threatening. Photo illustration: Reuters
The monkeypox virus, which can cause painful sores and lesions all over the body, can be serious but is not often life-threatening. Photo illustration: Reuters
Monkeypox

US monkeypox patient dies, in what may be the country’s first such fatality

  • An autopsy is under way to determine if the virus was the cause of death
  • The patient was severely immunocompromised and suffered from several serious illnesses

The monkeypox virus, which can cause painful sores and lesions all over the body, can be serious but is not often life-threatening. Photo illustration: Reuters
The monkeypox virus, which can cause painful sores and lesions all over the body, can be serious but is not often life-threatening. Photo illustration: Reuters
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