The first confirmed death from monkeypox was reported in the US

A Los Angeles County resident with a severely weakened immune system has died from monkeypox. reported the Los Angeles Department of Public Health (opens in new tab) Monday (September 12). The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also evaluated the case and confirmed that the death was due to a monkeypox infection, according to the health department.

“The resident was severely immunocompromised and was hospitalized,” the Department of Health announced. In general, immunocompromised people face a greater risk of developing it monkey pox infections than the general public, as are children younger than 8, people with a history of eczema, and people who are pregnant or breastfeeding, Live Science previously reported.

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