The weekly update on the evolution of monkeypox in Greece was published today (22.09.2022) by the EODY.
Within a week, in our country, three new cases of monkey pox were registered, according to the EODY, and now there are 72, all men and with an average age of 36 years (19 to 61 years).
Of the 72 men who contracted monkeypox, 20 had traveled abroad.
All cases of the disease have already recovered or are recovering in a generally good clinical condition, says the EODY announcement.
The EODY announcement on monkey pox
Monkeypox is a viral infection first recognized in 1958. Since then, it has been occurring in tropical areas of West and Central Africa. It is transmitted through contact with wild animals and from human to human through close physical contact.
In May 2022, an increased number of monkeypox cases were recorded in non-endemic countries. In total, in Europe, until September 20, 2022, 24,256 cases of the disease were recorded in 44 different countries (source: https://monkeypoxreport.ecdc.europa.eu/).
The data presented in this report concern the laboratory-confirmed cases of monkeypox virus infection in Greece, based on the data declared to EODY and recorded until September 22, 2022.
The total number of laboratory-confirmed cases since the start of registration is 72 (all men, median age: 36 years (19-61), of which 20 reported travel abroad during the incubation period of the disease (28%).
It is noted that the recorded laboratory-confirmed cases have already recovered or are recovering in a generally good clinical condition.
More information on monkeypox virus infection is available on the EODY website (https://eody.gov.gr/disease/eylogia-ton-pithikon-monkeypox/).
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