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Belgium becomes first country to make quarantine compulsory for monkeypox patients

Belgium becomes first country to make quarantine compulsory for monkeypox patients – Belgium becomes the first country in the world that has made a 21-day quarantine compulsory for monkeypox patients. the country has reported four cases of the disease.

  • the microbiologist Emmanuel Andre confirmed the fourth case of monkeypox in the country.
  • As per The World Health Organization, there were a total of 92 confirmed monkeypox cases in 12 different countries.

List of countries where Cases of monkeypox have been confirmed

  • UK, Portugal, Sweden, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, the US, Canada and Australia as reported by Saudi Gazette.

What is Monkeypox?

  • Monkeypox is a disease in the same family as smallpox and symptoms include a distinct bumpy rash, a fever, sore muscles, and a headache.
  • Monkeypox is less deadly than smallpox, with a mortality rate below 4%, but experts are worried about the unusual spread of the disease beyond Africa where it usually circulates.

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