Japan reports first case of monkeypox virus
Japan confirmed its first case of monkeypox virus on Monday (25/7). According to the Tokyo government, a 30-year-old man has tested positive for the disease.
The Tokyo city government said the man traveled abroad in late June to mid-July and was in close contact with a person with monkeypox.
The man, who is currently undergoing treatment in hospital, began feeling unwell on July 15, Kyodo News reported, Monday (25/7).
Earlier this week, the Japanese government also held a meeting to discuss steps that should be taken to respond to a possible outbreak of monkeypox in the country, after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared monkeypox an infectious disease outbreak and became a global health disease. Emergency.
Infections of monkeypox have been reported since May in Central and West Africa, and the disease is endemic.
Symptoms of monkeypox, which is transmitted through close physical contact, include fever, severe rash, skin sores, and swollen lymph nodes after an incubation period of 5-21 days.
According to the World Health Organization, monkeypox is a disease caused by the monkeypox virus and is a zoonotic infection, which can be transmitted from animals to humans as well as from humans to humans.
Monkeypox can be transmitted through close contact with infected people.