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Japan confirms third Monkeypox Case

Japan’s government on Friday confirmed its third case of monkeypox. (Reuters)
Japan’s government on Friday confirmed its third case of monkeypox. (Reuters)
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06 Aug 2022 02:08:50 GMT9
06 Aug 2022 02:08:50 GMT9

Japan’s government on Friday confirmed its third case of monkeypox, a man in his twenties who belongs to the U.S. military’s Yokota base in Tokyo.

The health ministry said that the man had been in contact with a person who had entered Japan for a short-term stay. The man has not traveled overseas recently. This appears to be the first monkeypox case in Japan that has been locally transmitted.

The ministry said that the man was admitted to a Yokota base hospital Thursday with symptoms such as headache, fatigue and rashes. His nationality is unknown.

Japan confirmed its first monkeypox case in July.

JIJI Press

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