Japan reports country's first death from mpox

ISTANBUL: Japan on Wednesday confirmed the nation's first death from mpox.

Healthy Ministry officials said the deceased was a man in his 30s, according to Anadolu Agency citing Tokyo-based Kyodo news agency.

He was living in the Saitama province near the capital Tokyo.

Japan had confirmed its first case of the mpox last year in July.

Last year, the World Health Organisation renamed monkeypox to mpox, saying the name of the disease had acted as "racist and stigmatising language."

In May this year, it declared that mpox was no longer a public health emergency of international concern. – BERNAMA

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