Japan’s health ministry reports country’s first death from mpox

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Japan's health ministry on Wednesday reported the country's first fatality from mpox.

The patient was a man in his 30s with a prior infection with HIV and no travel history, the ministry said in a statement.

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Mpox is a viral infection that spreads through close contact, causing flu-like symptoms and pus-filled lesions. Most cases are mild but it can kill.

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