On Wednesday, the Swedish Public Health Agency confirmed a second case of monkeypox in Sweden. The infected individual is from Västra Götaland and is said to be healthy, requiring no medical treatment.
The first case of monkeypox in Sweden was confirmed last Thursday.
“We’re learning new things because the current outbreak appears to be spreading via a new route.” “The recommendations will be updated as more information becomes available,” said Sara Byfors, Head of Department at the Swedish Public Health Agency.
This rare disease causes fever, swollen lymph nodes, muscle aches, chills, exhaustion, and a rash on the hands and face.
Monkeypox typically manifests itself in six to sixteen days, but it can manifest itself as late as twenty-one days. Once the lesions have scabbed over and fallen off, the person is no longer infectious.
Unlike Covid-19, you can only infect others with Monkeypox if you have symptoms. Infection can occur via the respiratory tract or direct contact with body fluids. Several dozen suspected or confirmed cases of monkeypox have been detected in North America and Europe since the beginning of May.
Denmark requested thousands of monkeypox vaccines, with the first 200 arriving Friday from the Netherlands. The decision was made after the first case of the virus was reported in Denmark on Monday, followed by a second case early on Tuesday.
The vaccinations will be given to people who have had close contact with those who have been infected with the virus, but the risk to the general population remains very low, according to the Danish Health Ministry.