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More deaths monkey bone the second in the United States is thought to be brain inflammation caused by viral attacks.
The local health authorities have published a study that explains how two young men who were previously healthy have contracted inflammation of the brain and spinal cord as a result of the infection.
The latest fatality involved a Los Angeles County resident with a weakened immune system who was hospitalized, the county’s health department said, without elaborating on the case.
“People with monkeypox should seek treatment and treatment as soon as possible and be under the care of a health care provider for the duration of the illness,” the department said.
The first U.S. death from meningitis linked to the virus occurred in Texas and was reported on August 30, although authorities said because the person was not properly immunized, they are investigating the role of the virus. she walked back and forth.
Inflammation of the brain and spinal cord
Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report on two unvaccinated men in their 30s who developed brain and spinal cord swelling after testing positive for the virus. .
The first, patient A, is a 30-year-old gay man from Colorado whose symptoms started with chills and discomfort but progressed to a rash on his face, a sore throat, and sore throat swabs that tested positive for the virus.
He also had an injury to his lower back, was unable to empty his bladder, developed severe pain, and was admitted to the hospital.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) revealed swelling of her brain and spinal cord, and she was treated with oral tecovirimat and other medications, and she started to improve within two weeks.
The second patient, patient B, is also a 30-year-old gay man from Washington. Fever, rash and muscle aches progress to bowel and bladder abnormalities and progressive weakness of both legs.
Her brain and spinal cord swelling was confirmed in an MRI and she was placed in the intensive care unit, where she was treated with intravenous tecovirimat, as well as drugs to reduce inflammation, and finally a blood transfusion.
There are about 22,000 people in the United States in the current global outbreak, which began in May, but new infections have slowed since mid-August as authorities distributed hundreds of thousands of vaccines to prevent death from monkeypox.