Suspected second monkey pox infection in Finland

Another male patient with has been reported at University (HUS). The monkey virus belongs to the genus of orthopoxviruses, but a second monkey pox infection had not been confirmed on Wednesday afternoon.

’s first infection was confirmed at HUS on 26 May. Another probable infection has also been acquired on the way to Europe and the person is in home care.

The first symptoms of monkey pox may be fever, , swelling of the lymph nodes, back pain, muscle aches and tiredness. Skin symptoms begin 1 to 3 days after the onset of fever. A blistering rash forms, especially on the face, hands and feet.

In a press release, HUS urged those at increased and symptoms to contact care by phone and apply for an investigation. The hospital district reported an increase in cases, but no longer reported individual cases.

Source: The Nordic Page

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