Monkeypox updates: North Texas has most reported cases in state

The threat of the disease to the general population in Dallas County remains low, Dallas County Health and Human Services said.

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DALLAS — The state health department has released its latest numbers on monkeypox cases in Texas on Tuesday.

According to the Department of State Health Services, 110 Texans have been diagnosed with monkeypox, 42 of those in the North Texas area. This is the largest of any reported regional group in Texas.

The North Texas area includes Texas Public Health Regions 2 and 3 within the department.

There has also now been one confirmed female case of monkeypox in Texas, Tuesday’s report showed. The state’s other 109 cases have been men.

While many of the symptoms of monkeypox mimic the flu, sores and lesions are what sets it apart.

Person-to-person transmission of monkeypox is primarily through direct contact with infectious lesions, scabs, or body fluids. Anyone who has sores or a rash caused by the virus is infectious until they are fully healed.

The threat of the disease to the general population in Dallas County remains low, Dallas County Health and Human Services said last week. Monkeypox doesn’t spread easily between people without close, skin-to-skin contact and is a rare disease.

More public updates from Dallas County on confirmed monkeypox cases can be found on their website here. More general information on the disease can be found on the CDC’s website here.

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Texas Public Health Region 2 includes:

  • Archer
  • Baylor
  • Brown
  • Callahan
  • Clay
  • Coleman
  • Comanche
  • Cottle
  • Eastland
  • Fisher
  • Ford
  • Hardeman
  • Haskell
  • Jack
  • Jones
  • Kent
  • Knox
  • Mitchell
  • Montague
  • Nolan
  • Runnels
  • Scurry
  • Shackelford
  • Stephens
  • Stonewall
  • Taylor
  • Throckmorton
  • Wichita
  • Wilbarger
  • Young

Texas Public Health Region 3 includes:

  • Collin
  • Cooke
  • Dallas
  • Denton
  • Ellis
  • Erath
  • I fancied
  • Grayson
  • Hood
  • Hunt
  • Johnson
  • Kaufman
  • Navarro
  • Palo Pinto
  • Parker
  • Rockwall
  • Somervell
  • Tarrant
  • Wise

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