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Germany confirms first case of monkeypox

Germany confirms first case of monkeypox

The first confirmed case of human infection with monkeypox was found in Germany.

Earlier, the UK Health Agency (UKHSA) reported that the total number of monkeypox cases in the country had reached nine people.

Following the detection of eight cases of monkeypox in Madrid,
The Spanish Ministry of Health and local authorities have introduced a sanitary alarm, local media reported. In addition to Sweden, the first case of the disease was detected on Thursday in Italy. Also, the first cases of monkeypox infection were detected in Australia and Canada.

Monkeypox is a rare viral infection that is also transmitted between humans. It is usually a mild condition and most people recover within a few weeks, but complications can occur for some. The Health Agency noted that monkeypox is not considered a sexually transmitted infection, but can be transmitted through close contact with an infected person, the risk of spread among the UK population is assessed as very low.

The initial symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills, and exhaustion. A rash may develop, often beginning on the face and then spreading to other parts of the body. The rash changes and goes through various stages before finally forming a scab, which later falls off.