The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare confirmed its first case of monkeypox case in man in his 30s from Tokyo.
He returned from Europe and has a history of contact with a person diagnosed with monkeypox in Europe.
He started to feel unwell on July 15 and experienced symptoms of fever, a headache and a rash. The man is currently hospitalized at a Tokyo hospital.
At a press conference today, officials said concerning the possibility that community-acquired infections are spreading in Japan, he said, “It depends on the investigation. We will ask the local government to conduct the investigation and respond based on it.”
Regarding the treatment, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said that it would “consult with the patient” whether to use the smallpox drug, Tecovirimat (TPOXX®). If the patient chooses, he suggested that he would consider whether it could be administered as a specific clinical study.
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