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  • #46
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    Monkeypox jumps to over 500 cases

    This content was published on September 19, 2022 - 15:07September 19, 2022 - 3:07 pm
    (Keystone-ATS)

    Monkeypox cases in Switzerland and Liechtenstein crossed the 500 mark on Monday. The Federal Office of Public Health has so far recorded 502 cases since the first notifiable infection.

    Since peaking in the last week of July, reported cases have been declining. Last week, the canton of Basel-City recorded the highest incidence with 14.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Zurich (12.7) and Geneva (9.7), as shown by a FOPH graph.

    By far the most affected population group is that of men who have sex with men. The World Health Organization (WHO) has found that monkeypox infections are on the decline worldwide, as indicated by the FOPH in its assessment of the situation.

    The cause of this decline is not yet definitively explained and it remains to be seen whether the trend will continue. Transmission occurs through close human-to-human physical contact. Transmission to other animal species is possible, but has not yet been observed in Switzerland.

    The Confederation acquires vaccines

    The Confederation will acquire vaccines and medicines against monkey pox. The Finance Delegation of the Federal Chambers has approved an urgent additional credit of 8.65 million francs for this purpose. Parliament will vote on this additional appropriation during the winter session.

    Centralized purchasing is necessary because the manufacturers only supply the States. The Confederation wants to acquire 40,000 doses in a targeted manner to combat the spread of the disease. At the same time, the army wants to acquire 60,000 doses of vaccine as a reserve that can also be used in the event of the appearance of other smallpox viruses.

    The first reported case of monkeypox was on May 19. According to the FOPH, monitoring of the disease began on May 21. Since mid-August, the office has only published laboratory-confirmed cases of people residing in Switzerland or in the principality.

    https://www.swissinfo.ch/fre/la-vari...0-cas/47912164
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    • #47
      Monkeypox: situation & assessment
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      Development of case numbers in Switzerland and Liechtenstein


      4 October 2022, 9 am New Total since 21 May 2022
      Laboratory-confirmed cases
      (people resident in Switzerland and Liechtenstein)
      5 516
      Since 21 September 2022, the figures, graphs and data tables are updated on Tuesday.
      ...

      https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home...chaetzung.html
      "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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      • #48
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        Monkeypox vaccine available Tuesday

        Geneva, Vaud, Zurich and Basel will receive 4,000 doses of the antidote this Friday. Vaccinations will begin next week.

        The monkeypox vaccine has arrived in Switzerland. This Friday, the army pharmacy will deliver 4,000 doses to the four most affected cantons: Geneva, Vaud, Zurich and Basel. Since the start of the epidemic, which began in May, some 80,000 people have been infected worldwide, including 546 in Switzerland (76 in Geneva).

        In the cantons of Geneva and Vaud, vaccination will begin on Tuesday 15 November. It is recommended for men with multiple partners who have sex with men, medical personnel at risk of being exposed to the virus and people who have had risky contact with patients.

        Eligibility criteria

        For now, 550 Genevans have already registered. They will be contacted by SMS according to the principle “first registered, first vaccinated”. As for the Vaudois, registrations open this Wednesday. “Only 920 doses having been received, the eligibility criteria will be strictly applied. Other doses will be delivered soon. Eligible people who have not been able to benefit from this first phase will be able to register for the following ones”, specify the Vaudois authorities.

        The Canton of Geneva also adds that the vaccine interrupts the chains of transmission, reduces the severity of the disease and protects vulnerable people, but is not 100% effective. Therefore, “it is necessary to continue to be careful”. Generally, patients recover spontaneously and their symptoms are mild to moderate. “But some people felt very strong pain and had to be hospitalized. Monkeypox is therefore not a disease to be taken lightly.”

        https://www.20min.ch/fr/story/la-vac...i-871406344130
        "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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        • #49
          Monkeypox: situation & assessment
          ...

          Development of case numbers in Switzerland and Liechtenstein


          22 November 2022, 9 am New Total since 21 May 2022
          Laboratory-confirmed cases
          (people resident in Switzerland and Liechtenstein)
          0 546
          The last laboratory-confirmed case was reported on 21 October 2022.

          Since 21 September 2022, the figures, graphs and data tables are updated on Tuesday.Figure 1: Curve showing cumulative number of laboratory-confirmed monkeypox cases

          ...

          https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home...chaetzung.html
          "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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