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Japan confirms first monkeypox infection

Tokyo man had contact in Europe with person later diagnosed

The first case of monkeypox in Japan has been identified in Tokyo.    © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Japan detected its first case of monkeypox on Monday in Tokyo.

The patient, a man in his 30s, lives in Tokyo, where is he now hospitalized, Tokyo's metropolitan government said Monday evening. The man traveled to Europe in late June and returned in mid-July. He had contact with a person during his travel who later was diagnosed with monkeypox.

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