Monkey: Sweden classifies the virus as a “dangerous disease”.

After a confirmed case
Sweden: ‘Generally dangerous’ monkey

To take preventive measures against infection, the Swedish monkey box is classified as a dangerous disease. In Belgium, viral cases are associated with a fetish festival. In Spain, a sauna should be closed for the time being after a suspicious explosion.

Following the first confirmed case of monkey box infection in Sweden, the Swedish government has classified the rare virus as dangerous to the public. “This classification makes it possible to take measures to prevent the spread of the disease to prevent further spread,” explained Social Affairs Minister Lena Hollengren. “It is important that health services are prepared to reach out to information risk groups and to treat and pursue suspicious cases.” In Sweden, the first case of monkey flu was reported in the Stockholm area on Thursday.

In Belgium, monkey box cases are associated with a major fetish festival in Antwerp. Organizers of the Darklands Festival, held in early May, said Belgian officials linked the epidemic to the festival. Belgium has so far officially confirmed three monkey flu cases. In Spain, it has been forced to temporarily close the sauna for bizarre men on suspicion that the monkey box may have spread.

The Belgian festival organizers said on their website that there was a “reasonable assumption” that the virus could have been spread by visitors from abroad. The festival administration was asked by the Belgian government to inform the festival guests. According to the organizers, the Darklands Festival is aimed at “various groups in the gay community.” According to the organizers, clubs and organizations are behind the festival and more than 150 volunteers work there. There will be business events during the day and banquets in the evening.

The first case in Germany

In the Spanish capital, Madrid, health officials have ordered the temporary closure of a sauna for men suspected of exploding a monkey box. As a precautionary measure the operator announced on Twitter that the “El Bariso” Sanaa Club will be closed for the next few days. Authorities have registered 21 confirmed cases and 19 suspicious cases, said Enrique Ruiz Escudero, a representative of the Madrid region’s health authorities. Most of the positive test takers are in contact with Sanaa.

The monkey, especially found in Central and West Africa, has been found in many European and North American countries since early May. After the first lawsuits in Great Britain, there were reports from the United States and many European countries. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) it is mainly affected by homosexual or bisexual men. In principle, anyone can be infected with the virus.

On Twitter, virologist Sandra Cheesek clarified that those with a weakened immune system and those living in poor hygiene are at higher risk of developing a severe course of the disease. The virus is transmitted to humans through “close physical contact” with an infected person. Cheesek explains: “Skin rashes, especially body fluids (such as fluid, pus or blood from skin lesions) and scabies are contagious.” Saliva from patients can also be contagious.

This Friday, an infection with monkey flu was first diagnosed in Germany. According to the Bavarian Ministry of Health, the 26-year-old Brazilian entered Germany via Spain from Portugal and has been in Munich for about a week. According to Federal Health Minister Carl Lauterbach, he believes the eruption could be controlled.

(This article was first published on Saturday, May 21, 2022.)

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