Ohio reported the third monkeypox-related fatality in the country of a patient with underlying medical issues.

  • The third person to die in the United States after testing positive for the monkeypox virus since the epidemic started in May, according to health officials in Ohio, was an adult man who had the disease.
  • A patient’s death from monkeypox was confirmed by Los Angeles officials earlier this month. The virus’s first victim passed away in Texas in August.
  • In a health notice, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that those with weak immune systems brought on by HIV and other illnesses run a higher risk of experiencing severe symptoms from the virus.

An adult male who tested positive for the monkeypox virus died in Ohio, making him the third person to die in the country since the epidemic started in May.

According to Michelle Fong, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Health, the patient’s health issues reduced their immune response, which is “in keeping with what we’re seeing nationwide in severe instances of monkeypox.”

In a health notice to doctors on Thursday, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that patients with weakened immune systems brought on by HIV and other illnesses are more likely to have severe symptoms of the infection.

With more than 25,000 cases documented in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, the United States had the greatest monkeypox outbreak in history.

Due to the two-dose Jynneos vaccine’s increased availability and increased public awareness of infection prevention measures, the outbreak has begun to diminish.

An individual with a severely weakened immune system passed away from monkeypox after being hospitalized, Los Angeles health officials revealed earlier this month.

An adult in the Houston region who had been diagnosed with monkeypox died, according to a notification from Texas health officials in late August. That person’s immune system was also seriously weakened. That case’s death’s cause is still being looked into.

The blister-like rash that monkeypox creates can be incredibly painful, despite the fact that it seldom results in death.

Most frequently, intimate contact during sex is how the virus spreads among homosexual and bisexual males. On the other hand, anyone might contract the illness by coming into intimate contact with an infected person or contaminated objects.