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As of the end of August, there were 706 confirmed cases in Belgium.

[브뤼셀=AP/뉴시스]Tourists take a commemorative photo in Brussels, Belgium, on the 24th (local time). 2022.09.02.


[서울=뉴시스] Reporter Kim Ye-jin = It is reported that the first death case of a monkey infected with smallpox was confirmed in Belgium.

According to AFP news agency on the 1st (local time), Belgian authorities announced on the same day that the first case of death among people infected with monkey pox was confirmed.

It is the third death in Europe. The deceased was said to have had “an underlying medical condition.”

Monkeypox, which was endemic to Africa, was first reported in the UK on May 6th and has since spread to non-endemic areas. The spread was particularly strong in Europe.

When infected with monkeypox, fever, headache, muscle pain, and blistering rash appear.

On July 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC).

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Europe and the United States are the focus areas for monkey pox, with 50,496 infections and 16 deaths.

According to AFP, in Belgium, as elsewhere, the infection has spread mainly among men who have had sex with men. As of the end of August, 706 confirmed cases were confirmed. Thirty-two people were diagnosed requiring hospitalization.

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