US Reports At Least 30 Kids Test Positive For Monkeypox


By Julia Musto

More than 30 children in the U.S. have reportedly tested positive for monkeypox. Texas accounts for 9 pediatric monkeypox cases and the country's first death

According to state officials, at least 31 children are positive for the virus, with 11 states and jurisdictions reporting pediatric cases.

Data from the Texas Department of State Health Services shows that there are nine pediatric cases in the state.

The Florida Department of Health shows three cases in kids under the age of 4, including one in Brevard County, another in Martin and one in Monroe.

In July, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that preliminary evidence suggests children younger than 8 could develop more severe illness if infected with monkeypox.

Data from the agency shows 18,989 monkeypox and orthopoxvirus cases across the country.

Cases have been detected in all 50 states. The most cases are reported in New York and California, with 3,310 and 3,629 respectively.


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