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First Death in Japan: Male in His 30s Dies from “Monkeypox” Infection

First Death in Japan: Male in His 30s Dies from “Monkeypox” Infection



First Death in Japan: Male in His 30s Dies from “Monkeypox” Infection

Japan Saitama Prefecture has announced the death of a male in his 30s who had contracted the infectious disease known as “Monkeypox,” formerly referred to as “monkeypox.” This marks the first reported fatality from the infection nationwide.

According to Saitama Prefecture, the male who succumbed to Monkeypox resided within the prefecture. He began showing symptoms such as fever and the appearance of rashes on his body, and his infection was confirmed in September. Despite being hospitalized since then, he passed away in November.

There is no record of overseas travel for the deceased individual.

According to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Monkeypox was first identified in Japan in July of last year, with a total of 227 reported cases nationwide. This incident represents the first documented death among Monkeypox patients in the country.

 

First Death in Japan: Male in His 30s Dies from "Monkeypox" Infection

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Is there a vaccine against Monkeypox?

 
Currently there was no specific vaccine for monkeypox approved for use in humans. However, research and development efforts are ongoing to create vaccines that could provide protection against monkeypox.

It’s crucial to note that the information available may have changed since my last update. For the most recent and accurate information on the development and availability of a monkeypox vaccine, I recommend checking with health authorities such as the World Health Organization (WHO) or other relevant public health agencies.

 


How to treat Monkeypox infection?

 

As of my last knowledge update in January 2022, there is no specific antiviral treatment for monkeypox. The management of monkeypox is primarily supportive, meaning that medical care focuses on alleviating symptoms and providing comfort to the patient while their immune system works to control and clear the infection.

Supportive care may include:

  1. Pain Management: Over-the-counter pain relievers may be used to alleviate pain and fever.

  2. Hydration: Maintaining proper hydration is essential, especially if the patient has a fever and is at risk of dehydration.

  3. Rest: Adequate rest is crucial for the body to recover and fight off the infection.

  4. Isolation: Infected individuals are typically isolated to prevent the spread of the virus to others.

  5. Wound Care: If there are skin lesions or sores, keeping them clean and covered can help prevent secondary bacterial infections.

It’s important to note that medical guidelines and recommendations may evolve, and new treatments or approaches may have been developed since my last update. For the most current and specific information on the treatment of monkeypox, it’s recommended to consult with healthcare professionals or relevant health authorities.

First Death in Japan: Male in His 30s Dies from “Monkeypox” Infection

Reference:

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/fa4fd19f156a662c44d8daf323a1a426c5b5662a

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