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Currently, there are no confirmed cases of monkeypox in Norway, FHI tells Norway Today.

Cases of monkey pox obtained in the European Union have recently been reported in several EU member states, including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands.

Citizens of a European country who visited Oslo between May 6 and 10 were diagnosed with monkeypox after returning to their hometown.

The city of Oslo conducted an infection follow-up after the case was reported on May 21.

May 26, Norway today I contacted the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) and asked if there were any cases of smallpox registered in Norway so far.

In a brief response, FHI stated that no cases had been reported yet.

“No cases were found. We will announce the case once it is confirmed,” a spokesman on duty told Norway Today.

“Not dangerous to the population”

Earlier this week, FHI’s doctor, Preben Aavitsland, said monkeypox was not dangerous to Oslo residents.

“It’s not very contagious and rarely causes an epidemic among humans,” Aavitsland told the newspaper Avisa Oslo.

Aavitsland told newspapers that the virus was transmitted by close contact and people could not be transmitted by trams or cinemas.

“It doesn’t foster a pandemic … there’s no danger to Oslo’s population,” he concludes.

Robin-Ivan Capar is a contributor and editor of Norway Today.

Source: #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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