Doctors in the Czech Republic detected 62 cases of monkeypox, 50 in Prague


The disease was first detected in the Czech Republic at the end of May this year, in the case of the first infected, hygienists discovered a connection with a trip abroad, where they participated in mass events. Of the fifty cases in Prague, 22 of them have traveled abroad before the onset of symptoms. They stayed, for example, in Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Greece or Portugal. Among the infected are Czech citizens and foreigners residing in Prague.

Another at least eight cases were previously confirmed by hygiene stations in other regions. The State Health Institute no longer publishes summary data, according to the latest data from mid-August, all infected men were. According to the institute’s experts, the group of men who have sex with men is among the most endangered group. The infection occurs during close and long-term contact, for example sexual.

According to information on the website of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), there are almost 19,400 cases in Europe. European Commissioner for Health Stella Kyriakides said last week at a meeting of EU health ministers in Prague that the number of cases has been growing more slowly for six weeks, which she attributed to a desirable change in the behavior of the population as a result of better information about the spread of the disease. The EU has more than 300,000 doses of monkeypox vaccines available. According to the iRozhlas server, Czech applicants received their first vaccination last week at the Bulovka University Hospital in Prague.


Source: EuroZprávy.cz by eurozpravy.cz.

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