The Health District says a Clark County man has died from a monkey bite

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – A Clark County man who was infected with monkeypox has died, according to the Southern Nevada Health District.

SNHD said the man was over 50 years old with underlying medical conditions. The death of this man was attributed to other reasons.

“This is a tragic situation and our condolences go out to his family and friends,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, SNHD District Health Officer.

As of Oct. 18, SNHD reports 270 confirmed and suspected monkey cases in Clark County, including one man who died. Approximately 7,055 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Clark County.

The SNHD said that anyone can get mumps, but people who are immunocompromised are at risk of serious illness and complications if infected.

SNHD currently offers the Monekipox vaccine. Information about the clinic is available Here.

The Latest

To Top