A Dallas resident is hospitalized after testing positive for the rare illness called Monkeypox.
The patient was flying from Nigeria and had a layover in Atlanta before arriving in Dallas, Texas.
After landing in Dallas the patient did not check into a hospital until four days later after experiencing serious symptoms.
Local health officials and the CDC came to the conclusion that the patient had Monkeypox which is rare and deadly illness.
The symptoms usually start off as flu-like illness, swollen lymph nodes and widespread rashes on the face.
As of right now the CDC believes there’s no real threat of a Monkeypox outbreak due to the fact the patient had very little contact with people.
CDC says 1 person has tested positive for monkeypox after flying to the U.S. from Nigeria. The patient has been hospitalized in Dallas pic.twitter.com/2aSaE8qk9W
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