Luxembourg has recorded two more cases of monkeypox

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Cases of monkeypox have expanded since the first cluster was detected in the United Kingdom in May.

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Two more people were infected with the monkeypox virus in Luxembourg, the Ministry of Health said Friday. One week after the first case was detected in Japan.

In a statement released Friday evening, the two were described by the ministry as “in good condition.”

Since the detection of a series of cases in the United Kingdom in early May, more than 3,000 infections have now been reported worldwide.

Monkeypox is a viral infection, and symptoms such as fever begin to appear one to two weeks after being infected with the virus. The patient then develops a rash that lasts for several weeks.

The virus is transmitted through close contact, and the World Health Organization has stated that the cases reported so far “mainly involve, but are not limited to, men who have sex with men.”

“This is the first time that a case of monkeypox has been reported simultaneously in many countries, including countries where the virus was not previously detected,” WHO said on Friday’s website. I mentioned in.

According to experts, current infections are less deadly than previous outbreaks, and children are at higher risk than adults. The EU ordered about 100,000 doses of vaccine against the virus last week.

The Ministry of Health of Luxemburg has contacted infectious disease services nationwide and is in close contact with others, regardless of who has symptoms such as rash, fever, headache, muscle pain, back pain, lymphadenopathy, chills or malaise. I urged you to avoid any contact.

There is still no need to worry about monkeypox, Claude Muller, a virology expert at the Luxembourg Institute of Health, said in an interview last week.

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