Rare case of monkeypox: First time in nearly 20 years, Texas reports a case of monkeypox

A rare case of monkeypox was detected in a US resident who had recently travelled from Nigeria, making it the first recorded case of the viral infection in the country since 2003. The person is currently hospitalized in isolation in Dallas. The CDC is working with the airline and state and local health agencies to contact airline passengers and others who may have been in contact with the patient during two flights.

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