Germany Monkeypox Infections Rise to 3 After Berlin Cases

By Reuters
May 21, 2022Europeshare
Germany Monkeypox Infections Rise to 3 After Berlin Cases
Head of the Institute of Microbiology of the German Armed Forces Roman Woelfel works in his laboratory in Munich, on May 20, 2022, after Germany has detected its first case of monkeypox. (Christine Uyanik/Reuters)

FRANKFURT, Germany—At least two cases of monkeypox have been registered in Berlin, health authorities in the German capital said on Saturday, one day after the country registered its first case in Munich.

The city of Berlin’s health ministry said in a statement that more cases would likely emerge over the next few days, adding that the patients were in stable condition and that genetic sequencing would clarify the type of disease strain.

German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said after the first German case was registered that he assumed the virus was not so easily transmitted and that an outbreak could be contained if health authorities act quickly.

By Ludwig Burger

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