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    Monkey pox (MPX)
    Epidemiological situation on June 21, 2022


    Context

    Monkeypox (MPX) is caused by the monkeypox virus (MPXV), which belongs
    to the orthopoxvirus family (which also includes the smallpox virus). So far,
    the disease occurred mainly in the forest regions of Central Africa and
    Western, with sporadic cases in other countries linked to travel to these
    regions. Since the beginning of May 2022, however, the disease has spread in
    Europe and beyond, with infections occurring primarily in men with
    sexual contact with men (MSM), but not exclusively.

    Epidemiology in Belgium

    As of June 21, 2022, a total of 77 confirmed cases and one probable case of Monkeypox have been
    reported by regional administrations/governments in Belgium. These are 43 cases in
    Flanders (55%), 36 cases in Brussels (36%) and 7 cases in Wallonia (9%).


    The figure below shows the breakdown by region and over time. The first reported case
    reported experiencing symptoms on May 10, and the last reported case (for which
    information is available) on June 18. If the date of onset of symptoms is unknown, the
    date of diagnosis or notification is used.
    ...
    All cases are male, 20 to 62 years old.

    Symptom information is known for 74 people (95%). All Patients
    had a rash, and 77% of them also had
    general symptoms (fever, general malaise, swollen lymph nodes, ...). The injuries
    cutaneous are mainly in the anal-genital region (n = 56, 76%). Four of 76
    persons (5%) for whom the information is known were hospitalized, three due to
    treatment (one of them had an underlying immune deficiency), and a
    nobody because home isolation was not possible.

    The presumed mode of transmission of the virus (information known for 59 people) was
    mainly through sexual contact between men (95%). Three people reported no
    sexual contact, for which the transmission could have taken place from person to person, by a
    close contact other than sexual. Droplet transmission also cannot be
    excluded.

    Information on location or suspected source of infection was obtained for 57
    people. Among these was participation in a major event where there was
    one sexual contact for 30 people (53%), in Belgium or abroad. another spring
    possible (such as a sex sauna, a party or a trip with a case) has been identified for
    23 people (40%). For one person, contamination likely occurred
    at home (via the partner). For three patients, no specific source of infection could
    be identified by investigation.

    Note that the collection and interpretation of this data is limited by the fact that it is
    very sensitive information.

    ...
    https://epidemio.wiv-isp.be/ID/Docum...1062022_FR.pdf

    https://epidemio.wiv-isp.be/ID/Pages/MonkeyPox.aspx
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    • #17
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      Monkey pox (MPX)
      Epidemiological situation on June 28, 2022


      Context

      Monkeypox (MPX) is caused by the monkeypox virus (MPXV), which belongs
      to the orthopoxvirus family (which also includes the smallpox virus). So far,
      the disease occurred mainly in the forest regions of Central Africa and
      Western, with sporadic cases in other countries linked to travel to these
      regions. Since the beginning of May 2022, however, the disease has spread in
      Europe and beyond, with infections occurring primarily in men with
      sexual contact with men (MSM), but not exclusively.

      Epidemiology in Belgium

      As of June 28, 2022, a total of 117 confirmed cases and one probable case of Monkeypox have been
      reported by regional administrations/governments in Belgium. These are 70 cases in
      Flanders (60%), 38 cases in Brussels (32%) and 9 cases in Wallonia (8%).


      The figure below shows the breakdown by region and over time. The last reported case
      (for which information is available) reported experiencing symptoms on June 21. Whether
      date of onset of symptoms is unknown, date of diagnosis or notification
      is used.
      ...
      All cases are male, 20 to 62 years old.

      Symptom information is known for 112 people (96%). Almost every
      patients (99%) presented with a rash, and 75% of them also presented with
      general symptoms (fever, general malaise, swollen lymph nodes, etc.). The
      Skin lesions are mainly in the anal-genital region (n=86, 77%). Six of 116
      people (6%) for whom the information is known were hospitalized, four in
      reason for treatment (one of them had an underlying immune deficiency), a
      person because home isolation was not possible and one why the reason
      of hospitalization was not provided.

      The presumed mode of transmission of the virus (information known for 93 people) was
      mainly through sexual contact between men (97%).

      Information on the presumed location or context of infection was obtained for 90
      people. Among these was the participation in a major event where there was
      one sexual contact for 38 people (53%), in Belgium or abroad. Another context
      possible with sexual intercourse (such as a sexual sauna or other private place) has been identified
      for 45 people (50%), while attending a party or other unrelated activity
      was reported for 7 people (8%). In the latter context, transmission has
      person-to-person, through close contact other than sexual. Transmission
      by droplets also cannot be excluded.

      It should be noted that the collection and interpretation of this data is limited by the fact that
      very sensitive information.

      ...
      https://epidemio.wiv-isp.be/ID/Docum...8062022_FR.pdf

      https://epidemio.wiv-isp.be/ID/Pages/MonkeyPox.aspx
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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