The global statistics on monkeypox

Aug. 12, 2022

According to a release from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), a total of 17897 cases of monkeypox have been identified through IHR mechanisms and official public resources up to August 9, 2022, from 41 countries and areas throughout the European region.

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Of the 17509 cases reported in TESSy, 17402 were laboratory confirmed. Furthermore, where sequencing was available, 237 were confirmed to be of the West African clade. The earliest date of symptom onset was reported as 03 April 2022. The majority of cases were between 31 and 40 years-old (7072/17468 - 40%) and male (17286/17458 - 99%). Among cases with known HIV status, 36% (2911/8156) were HIV-positive. The majority of cases presented with a rash (10046/10592 - 94.8%) and systemic symptoms such as fever, fatigue, muscle pain, chills, or headache (6875/10592 - 65%). 455 cases were hospitalized (5.8%), of which 163 cases required clinical care. Three cases were admitted to ICU, among whom one was admitted to ICU for reasons unrelated to monkeypox infection. The two other cases admitted to ICU were reported to have died of monkeypox. Some (48) cases were reported to be health workers, however no occupational exposure has been reported.

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