The number of cases of monkeypox registered in Berlin continues to grow.
To date, 82 infectious diseases have been registered in the capital, as reported by the Senate’s Department of Science, Health, Care and Equality in an online overview on Wednesday (June 8, 2022). He said 14 patients were hospitalized. The first case in Berlin became known two and a half weeks ago.
Cases reported in 9 states
Nationally, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported 80 detections of monkeypox on Tuesday-but there are particularly many cases before the reported figures from Berlin. Nine states, Baden-Württemberg, Bavarian, Berlin, Brandenburg, Hamburg, Hesse, Lower Saxony, Nordlein Westfalen and Saxony-Anhalt, have reported cases of actually rare viral diseases.
Health administration recommends safer sexual activity to prevent infection
“Infections are more likely to occur through mucosal contact, so as a precaution, close physical / sexual contact with changing or strangers should also be avoided, if possible,” Berlin Health said. The bureau advised. It is necessary to adhere to safer sex rules such as the use of condoms, he said.
Low risk for the general public
Monkeypox is considered to be less severe than smallpox, which has been eradicated since 1980. According to RKI, pathogens are usually transmitted from person to person through close physical contact. Experts believe that outbreaks can be limited. The risk to the general public is still considered low. Symptoms such as fever and skin rash usually go away spontaneously within a few weeks, but can cause medical complications and, in rare cases, death in some people.
Author: dpa / BerlinOnline / deepl.com
Date of issue: June 9, 2022
Last updated: June 9, 2022
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