A man in Alaska has died from Alaskapox, a rare and deadly virus that is similar to smallpox.


– The man may have contracted the virus from a stray cat.

– Health officials are still investigating how the virus is transmitted, but they believe it may be zoonotic, meaning it can spread from animals to humans.

– They are urging people to avoid close contact with wild animals and to cover any skin lesions.

– The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is monitoring the situation and has not issued any travel advisories.