1st death due to monkeypox in LA County resident, officials say

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Los Angeles Department of Public Health have confirmed the first death due to monkeypox in a Los Angeles County resident.

Officials said the resident was “severely immunocompromised” and had been hospitalized.

“Public Health sends heartfelt condolences and wishes of healing to the family and friends mourning the loss of their loved one,” their statement read.

No additional information will be made public for privacy and confidentiality reasons, officials added.

ABC News’ Alex Stone and Marilyn Heck contributed to this report.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

Source ABC

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