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Texas reports first U.S. death linked to monkeypox

Health officials in Texas reported the death of a person with monkeypox Tuesday in what appears to be the first fatal case of the disease in the U.S. The person was a “severely immunocompromised” adult, according to the state health department.

Here & Now‘s Lisa Mullins speaks with Andrew Joseph, a reporter for STAT.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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