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More than 30 children in the US have reportedly tested positive for monkey pox.
According to ABC News, citing state officials, at least 31 children have tested positive for the virus, with 11 states and jurisdictions reporting pediatric cases.
Data from the Texas Department of State Health Services shows that there are nine pediatric cases in the state.
The Florida Department of Health shows three cases in children under the age of 4, including one in Brevard County, another in Martin and one in Monroe.
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In July, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that preliminary evidence suggests that children under the age of 8 may develop a more serious illness if they are infected with monkeypox.
Data from the agency shows 18,989 cases of monkeypox and orthopoxviruses across the country.
Cases have been discovered in all 50 states. Most cases are reported in New York and California, with 3,310 and 3,629 respectively.
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Texas confirmed the first death of a person diagnosed with monkey pox.
The patient was an adult Harris County resident who was severely immunocompromised.
The Biden administration said last week there is enough monkeypox vaccine available, but health officials say the injections aren’t reaching some of the people most in need of protection.
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According to the CDC, about 10% of monkey pox vaccine doses are given to black people, although they are responsible for one-third of U.S. cases.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.