Twelve cases of monkeypox found in the Netherlands

Twelve cases of monkeypox have already been confirmed in the Netherlands.

This is reported by the National Institute of Health of the Netherlands (RIVM), reports Ukrinform.

“Currently, 12 cases of monkeypox infection have been identified in the Netherlands,” the statement said.

It is noted that the virus can enter the body through the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose or eyes, as well as through open wounds.

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As Ukrinform reported, as of May 23, six cases of monkeypox infection were detected in the Netherlands.

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) considers the risk of large-scale spread of monkeypox among the population to be low.

Monkeypox, which is usually found only in Africa, now distributed in Europe and North America.

On May 7, the first case of the disease was recorded in the UK: the patient returned from Nigeria a few weeks ago. Two weeks later, patients with monkeypox were found in the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Israel and Switzerland.

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