Monkeypox Updates

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In May 2022, in response to the multi-country outbreak of mpox 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 mpox in Texas quickly. These measures include providing education and outreach to public health agencies and clinicians in Texas, evaluating persons with suspicion of mpox, and monitoring contacts of confirmed cases for symptom development.

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

 

Mpox Health Alert 2022


DSHS Mpox News Releases

August 30, 2022 Texas Confirms First Death of a Person with Monkeypox
The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed the first death of a person diagnosed with mpox in Texas.

July 25, 2022 Texas Receives Shipment of 14,000 Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine
The Texas Department of State Health Services has received a shipment of 14,780 doses of the JYNNEOS mpox vaccine.

June 30, 2022 Public health investigation finds monkeypox cases spread in Texas
The Texas Department of State Health Services and local health departments have identified multiple cases of mpox in Texas in people who did not travel outside the state.

June 7, 2022 DSHS Confirms First Monkeypox Case in Texas for 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 mpox virus infection in a Dallas County resident with recent international travel.