The virus has mainly spread among gay and bisexual men, though health officials continue to stress that anyone can be infected.
Cleaning and disinfecting is continuing after two confirmed cases of monkeypox were reported at Fort Bend ISD’s Ridge Point High School, school officials said.
There are nine confirmed cases of kids with monkeypox in Texas. Parents in the Houston area are growing concerned.
A Harris County resident with various illnesses, who was also presumptive positive for monkeypox, died on Sunday, according to officials with Harris County Public Health. In a release, officials said the patient's cause of death is unknown.
School officials with the Fort Bend Independent School District say a monkeypox case was confirmed at one high school campus on Monday.
IDEA Public Schools officials have confirmed a case of monkeypox was recently reported on one of their campuses.
University of Houston's college of medicine dean speaks with FOX 26 about Monkeypox plan as fall semester gets started
Officials say the inmate has been in quarantine since entering the facility, but it still has many concerned.
The first case of monkeypox has been confirmed in the Harris County Jail, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says.
Last week, Harris County officials announced that a young child under the age of two was the first presumptive positive monkeypox case in the county. Officials say the case is now believed to have been a false positive.
Earlier this week a young child in Harris County tested presumptive positive for monkeypox and it's still raising concern. A lot of parents with 354 confirmed cases since may many are worried about the lack of vaccines available to the public.
At least a dozen U.S. pride events are scheduled over the next two months.
According to a release on Wednesday, the epidemiology division is continuing to investigate the case and is working with local, regional, state, and federal partners in monitoring the situation.
A Harris County child under the age of 2 is presumptive positive for monkeypox, County Judge Lina Hidalgo said, adding that child cases are rare and this would be the first in Texas.
Dr. Peter Hotez with the Baylor College of Medicine speaks with FOX 26 about monkeypox.
Health officials are warning people who are infected with monkeypox to stay away from household pets, since the animals could be at risk of catching the virus.
Monkeypox was first named in 1958 when research monkeys in Denmark were observed to have a “pox-like” disease.
As many kids head back to school, local health officials are issuing warnings about monkeypox. As of Tuesday, 9,492 cases have been confirmed across the US, 748 of those in Texas.
Safety is a top priority for parents as they send their children back to school. In our series: FOX in Focus, we’ll take a look at how they’re dealing with their fears.
As many children head back to school, local health officials are issuing warnings about Monkeypox as of Tuesday, there are about 9,500 cases across the U. S. and in Texas, there's about 750.