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More than 30 children in the United States are reported to have tested positive for monkeypox.
At least 31 children have tested positive for the virus, with 11 states and jurisdictions reporting pediatric cases, according to ABC News, citing state officials.
There are nine pediatric cases in the state, according to Texas Department of Health Services data.
The Florida Department of Health shows three cases in children under the age of four. One in Brevard County, one in Martin, one in Monroe.
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In July, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that preliminary evidence suggested that children under the age of eight could develop a more serious illness if infected with monkeypox.
Data from agencies show 18,989 monkeypox and orthopoxvirus cases nationwide.
Cases have been detected in all 50 states. Most cases were reported in New York and California, at 3,310 and 3,629 respectively.
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Texas has confirmed its first death in a person diagnosed with monkeypox.
The patient was a severely immunocompromised adult resident of Harris County.
The Biden administration said last week that enough monkeypox vaccine is available, but health officials say it’s not reaching some people who need it most.
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About 10% of monkeypox vaccine doses are given to blacks, according to the CDC, despite accounting for one-third of U.S. cases.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.