A Texas resident who recently traveled from Africa has been hospitalized after catching what the Texas Department of State Health Services believes is the first case of monkeypox in the state, a diagnosis that comes 18 years after the nation's last outbreak of the rare disease. Watch:Health impacts from historic heat waveAsymptomatic individuals can’t spread the virus to others, according to Dallas County Health and Human Services. Passengers on the flights wore face masks while onboard, as well as in the airport due to COVID-19 protocols, diminishing the overall likelihood of spread, according to the release. “While rare, this case is not a reason for alarm and we do not expect any threat to the general public,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a press release. This is another demonstration of the importance of maintaining a strong public health infrastructure, as we are only a plane ride away from any global infectious disease.”
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A Dallas, Texas, resident who recently returned from Nigeria has tested positive for monkeypox, a rare virus similar to smallpox, local officials said Friday. Though this is the first confirmed case of the virus in the U.S. since 2003, officials said the public should not be concerned. This is the first reported case of monkeypox in Dallas County, according to the health department's statement. Despite past incidences of the virus, Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Dr. Phillip Huang said there's no reason to worry. "This is another demonstration of the importance of maintaining a strong public health infrastructure, as we are only a plane ride away from any global infectious disease."SCIENCEMAG - Will COVID-19 change science? Past pandemics offer clues
Past pandemics offer cluesScience ’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Heising-Simons Foundation. “When we ask, ‘How does the epidemic change society?’ it suggests there’s something in the disease that will guide us. It gave rise not only to new sanitation practices, but also to enduring public health institutions. Cholera “was the stimulus for the first international meetings and cooperation on public health,” Rosenberg says now. There was no vast investment in public health infrastructure, no mammoth infusion of money into biomedical research.