In Denmark, the Statens Serum Institut has discovered 2 cases of monkey smallpox. Both persons had a history of travel to Spain. They are currently being kept quarantined.
On May 23, the 1st case of monkeypox in Denmark was validated, and in less than 24 hours, the second case was identified.
Furthermore, a third monkeypox patient was identified in the Danish healthcare system. However, because the individual concerned resides in Sweden, it does not contribute to Denmark’s tally.
Health Minister Magnus Heunicke had this to say:
“There are two confirmed cases of monkeypox in Denmark now, and both individuals who became ill after traveling to Spain have symptoms. Denmark is yet to discover the infection chain of the virus. Our health authorities are keeping a watch on the situation and using infection detection, isolation, and lab analyses to contain it.”
Denmark has taken delivery of the first batch of two-hundred vaccines, and the Medicines Authority and Danish Health have revised their recommendations for close contacts’ vaccinations.
The Statens Serum Institut released a risk assessment of monkeypox last week, in which it was determined that there is a low likelihood of infection spreading among the general public in Denmark.