Frightening increase in the Netherlands! First time over a thousand

According to the figures updated on the website of the State Institute for Health and Environment (RIVM), affiliated to the Ministry of Health, the number of cases of monkeypox virus has exceeded a thousand.

It was stated by RIVM that a very large part of 1025 cases were seen in those who had a homosexual relationship, and it was noted that the virus was more common in those who had a relationship with more than one partner.

It was stated that there are cases in almost every age group, and it was noted that 616 of the cases were encountered in the North Holland region, where Amsterdam is also located.


In the Netherlands, vaccinations against monkeypox virus started in July for individuals in the risk group.

While vaccination was carried out in 25 municipalities in total, 5,441 doses of monkeypox vaccine were administered as of August 10, according to the data of RIVM.


Monkey pox, known as one of the rare diseases caused by an endemic virus, is divided into two as Congo and West African species.

The virus, which is usually transmitted from animal to human and rarely from person to person, can cause high fever and itchy blisters on the body.

According to the data released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on August 10, there have been 27,814 cases detected in 89 countries or regions worldwide since the beginning of the year.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the monkeypox epidemic, which continues to spread in the world, especially in Europe, as an International Public Health Emergency (PHEIC).

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