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Monkeypox Updates

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In May 2022, in response to the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox in non-endemic countries, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), along with local and regional public health departments, have implemented enhanced surveillance measures to identify cases of monkeypox in Texas quickly. These measures include providing education and outreach to public health agencies and clinicians in Texas, evaluating persons with suspicion of monkeypox, and monitoring contacts of confirmed cases for symptom development. 


The number of monkeypox cases identified in the United States is increasing. As of July 1, 2022, Texas has reported multiple cases of monkeypox. A  map of the cases reported in the United States can be found on the CDC’s website (U.S. Monkeypox 2022: Situation Summary).

 

Monkeypox Health Alert 2022

DSHS Monkeypox News Releases

Texas Confirms First Death of a Person with Monkeypox
Aug. 30, 2022

The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed the first death of a person diagnosed with monkeypox in Texas.

Texas Receives Shipment of 14,000 Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine
July 25, 2022

The Texas Department of State Health Services has received a shipment of 14,780 doses of the JYNNEOS monkeypox vaccine.

Public health investigation finds monkeypox cases spread in Texas
June 30, 2022

The Texas Department of State Health Services and local health departments have identified multiple cases of monkeypox in Texas in people who did not travel outside the state.

DSHS Confirms First Monkeypox Case in Texas for 2022
June 7, 2022

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working with Dallas County Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate a single case of monkeypox virus infection in a Dallas County resident with recent international travel.

Last updated August 30, 2022