China reports first human death by Monkey B virus

The vet had sought treatment in several hospitals, but he eventually died.

A Beijing-based veterainarian, who was confirmed as China's first human infection case with Monkey B virus (BV) has died, the local media reported.

 

Working for an institution researching on non-human primates, the 53-year-old man showed early-onset symptoms of nausea and vomiting, a month after he dissected two dead monkeys in early march, the state-run Global Times reported, citing English Platform of Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

According to the report, the vet had sought treatment in several hospitals, but he eventually died on May 27. For now, his close contacts were said to be safe.

 

The report said that there were no fatal or even clinically evident BV infections in China before, thus the vet's case marks the first human infection case with BV identified in China.

 

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