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Monkeypox-Related Death In Maryland


(Baltimore, MD) -- The Maryland Department of Health is announcing a death related to monkeypox.

Officials say the patient was immunocompromised, which contributed to their death.

“Human monkeypox is still circulating and can cause severe illness and death,” said MDH Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services Dr. Jinlene Chan. “If you are eligible, such as being immunocompromised or at-risk, the best way to protect yourself against serious illness from MPX is by getting vaccinated.”

Neither their identity nor their location was released.

Health officials say it was the state's first monkeypox-related death.

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