Alaskapox, Found in 2015, Claims First Human Life

February 16, 2024

A man in Alaska died from something known as Alaskapox. Officials from the state said the disease, which causes skin lesions and swollen lymph nodes, was first discovered in 2015, but last month’s death is the first reported fatality. They say the man was undergoing cancer treatments at the time. Cases are rare. In fact, officials say there have been less than 10 cases of Alaskapox reported since it was first discovered. Inside Edition Digital’s Mara Montalbano has more.

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