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More than 30 children in the United States have reportedly tested positive for monkeypox.
At least 31 children have tested positive for the virus, and 11 states and jurisdictions have reported pediatric cases, according to ABC News, citing state officials.
There are nine pediatric cases in the state, according to the Texas Department of Health Services.
The Florida Department of Health shows three cases in children under the age of 4, including one in Brevard County, one in Martin and 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 more severe disease if infected with monkeypox.
Agency figures show there are 18,989 cases of monkeypox and orthopoxvirus across the country.
Cases have been detected in all 50 states. Most cases were in New York and California, 3,310 and 3,629, respectively.
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Texas has confirmed its first death in a person diagnosed with monkeypox.
The patient is an adult Harris County resident who is severely immunocompromised.
The Biden administration said last week There are enough monkeypox vaccines availableBut health officials say some of those most in need of protection are not vaccinated.
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About 10 percent of monkeypox vaccine doses have been given to blacks, even though they account for one-third of U.S. cases, according to the CDC.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.