Germany Records 82 Monkeypox Cases

Berlin’s health department announced Wednesday it had recorded 82 monkeypox infections after Germany documented its first case on May 20.

The Senate Department for Science, Health, Care, and Equality said Wednesday that 14 patients had been confined in hospitals.

Robert Koch Institute (RKI) recorded 80 monkeypox cases in Germany on Tuesday. Reports said nine states had already documented cases of the viral infection before Berlin released its data on Wednesday.

Berlin health administration said the monkeypox virus could spread through mucosal contact.

“Close physical or sexual contact with changing, or unfamiliar persons should also be avoided if possible as a precaution,” the health administration said.

Symptoms of monkeypox infection include fever and rashes.

Berlin health department said the risk of the virus to the general public is low.

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