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Harris County resident with monkeypox dies, marking first death in the U.S. linked to the virus

State health officials said the person was “severely immunocompromised” and are still investigating what role the virus played in the death.

An electron microscopic (EM) image shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virus particles as well as crescents and spherical particles of immature virions, obtained from a clinical human skin sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak in this undated image obtained by Reuters on May 18, 2022.

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