Diseases: First monkey flu confirmed in Ireland – Knowledge

Eine Elektronenmikroskopische Aufnahme von Affenpocken-Viren. Foto: Andrea Männel/Andrea Schnartendorff/RKI/dpa

Electron micrograph of monkeypox virus. Photo: Andrea Mannell/Andrea Schnartendorf/RKI/dpa


Now in Ireland too. Monkey fever was first confirmed in the eastern region of the country. Meanwhile, in France, the first risk contact cases were vaccinated.

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland has confirmed its first case of monkeypox. The Irish Health Authority announced on Friday evening that there was one case in the east of the country.

The person concerned, whose details have not been made public, has not yet sought treatment at the hospital. Let your contacts know. There is also a suspicious case in Ireland. This is not unexpected after the outbreak of monkeypox in the UK and many other European countries, the statement said.

Meanwhile, in France, two people who came into contact with people infected with monkeypox were vaccinated against the virus. As the German Press Agency learned from the General Directorate of Health on Saturday, the smallpox vaccine Imvanex was given to both men at a Paris hospital on Friday. The leading French health authority had recommended vaccination after exposure.

French Health Minister Brigitte Bourguignon spoke about the seven cases of monkey flu confirmed in France in the middle of the week. The situation is manageable. Adequate vaccine is available for exposed persons.

In Great Britain, significantly more infections with the virus have been recorded and more than 1,000 contacts have already been vaccinated. The country has purchased more than 20,000 doses of Imvanex. No vaccinations are known in Germany, but “up to 40,000 doses” of vaccine have been ordered.

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