Alaska Public Media: The world's first person died from the new Alaskapox virus in the USA
Alaska Public Media, citing the Alaska Department of Health, reported that the first patient has died from the new Alaskapox virus.
It is clarified that this is a man who lived alone in a forest area.
“He was previously diagnosed with cancer. Due to this, the deceased had a weakened immune system,” the publication noted.
According to the health department, the man had contact with a stray cat that frequently scratched him and preyed on small mammals.
It was previously reported that six people were confirmed infected with Alaskan smallpox. All were reported in the Fairbanks area and were due to contact with animals.