The number of cases of monkeypox in Prague increased to 47. According to hygienists, all the infected are under the age of 50, half of them are in their thirties. One infected person is a juvenile. Eight cases were added to the infected statistics last week, two more this morning.
The Hygiene Station of the Capital City of Prague informed about this in a press release today.
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.
The so-called monkey pox was common in West and Central African countries. Around the middle of May, the infection began to spread in Europe, the USA and other countries. According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), over 18,400 cases have been recorded in 29 European countries.
The most cases in European countries were recorded in Spain (6,543), France (3,558) and Germany (3,480) by September 1. The first cases appeared in the Czech Republic before the end of May, the infected had previously stayed abroad, for example at a festival in Belgium. Even among the ten newly registered cases, there are four people with a history of travel, having stayed in Spain, Portugal, France and Germany. But most of the infected did not travel anywhere. (ČTK)