Monkeypox kills in the US
The past 10 days have been deadly in the U.S., as six people with the monkeypox virus in the U.S. have died, U.S. health officials said.
In fact, they are two people in New York, two in Chicago, one in Nevada and another in Maryland, the same sources said.
“Every effort will be made to prevent further suffering from this virus through continued community engagement, information sharing and vaccination,” the New York City Health Department said.
According to the Chicago Department of Health (CDPH), the two Chicagoans who died after testing positive for monkeypox had several other health problems, including a weakened immune system.
Monkeypox was a contributing factor in the death of one Maryland resident, who was immunocompromised, the Maryland State Department of Health said.