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  • Japan - Monkeypox situation

    Source: https://wincountry.com/2022/07/25/fi...n-japan-media/

    First case of monkeypox detected in Japan -media
    By Syndicated Content
    Jul 25, 2022 | 6:35 AM

    TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan’s first case of the monkeypox virus was detected in Tokyo, broadcaster NTV reported on Monday citing an unnamed government source.

    The infected person is a man in his 30s living in the capital, the Mainichi newspaper reported...

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    Government announcement


    About the outbreak of monkeypox patients



    Today, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported that a man who lived in Tokyo and showed symptoms such as a rash and was suspected of having monkeypox was confirmed to be a monkeypox patient on the same day as a result of an examination ( Attachment: Tokyo Press Release).
    In Japan, monkeypox is designated as a Class 4 infectious disease in the Act on Prevention of Infectious Diseases and Medical Care for Patients with Infectious Diseases (Act No. 114 of 1998), and is subject to notification obligations.
    No outbreak of monkeypox has been confirmed in Japan so far, and this case is the first case of monkeypox in Japan.

    Information about this patient is as follows:
    1 Age: 30s
    2 Gender: Male
    3 Symptoms: Fever, rash, headache, malaise
    4 Medical institution consultation date: July 25
    5 Residence municipality: Tokyo
    6 Overseas travel history: Yes (Europe)
    7 Others: Travel destination The condition of the patient with a history of contact with a person who was subsequently diagnosed with monkeypox
    is stable. Currently hospitalized at a medical institution in Tokyo

    The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is issuing administrative communications to local governments regarding the provision of information on monkeypox, requests for cooperation, and the handling of active epidemiological surveys.

    Regarding monkeypox, we will endeavor to collect information while paying close attention to the infection situation in other countries in cooperation with the governments of each country, WHO, experts, etc.

    Please be aware of the protection of personal information by the media so that the person or family member is not identified.
    Please refrain from making direct inquiries to medical institutions.

    https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/newpage_27036.html



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      Third domestic case of "monkeypox" Confirmed infection of a man in his 20s belonging to the U.S. Army Yokota Air Base

      August 6, 2022 00:36 monkeypox


      It has been confirmed that a man in his 20s who belongs to the US military Yokota base in Tokyo is infected with "monkeypox", which has been reported one after another mainly in Europe and the United States.
      The infection was confirmed in a man in his 20s who belongs to the US military Yokota Air Base in Tokyo.

      According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the man had symptoms such as a headache, body pain, and a rash, and he visited a medical institution on the base on the 4th. infection was confirmed.

      He is currently in an on-base medical facility.

      The man has no recent history of overseas travel, but he has a history of contact with people who visited Japan from overseas before the onset of symptoms.

      The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is cooperating with local governments and the U.S. military to investigate infection routes and whether anyone has come into contact with the virus in Japan.

      Even after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a public health emergency of international concern last month, monkeypox continued to spread, mainly in Europe and the United States. 26,864 people have been confirmed to be infected in 88 countries and regions around the world.

      This is the third confirmed case of infection in Japan.



      https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/202...83%AB%E7%97%98

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        Man entering Narita Airport infected with "monkeypox" 4th confirmed infection in Japan

        August 10, 2022 18:04 monkeypox


        It has been confirmed that a man in his 30s living abroad who entered Narita Airport from Europe has been infected with "monkeypox", which has been reported one after another mainly in Europe and the United States. This is the fourth confirmed case of infection in Japan.


        https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/202...83%AB%E7%97%98

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