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Greece: 32 comfirmed cases of Monkeypox, all men

The total number of laboratory-confirmed monkeypox cases in Greece is 32. According to the relevant report of the National Public Health Organisation, all the cases concern men, with a median age of 38 years, and of these, 12 reported traveling abroad during the incubation period of the disease.

The same National Public Health Organisation report that the recorded laboratory confirmed cases have already recovered or are recovering in a generally good clinical condition.

It is recalled that monkey pox is a viral infection that was first recognized in 1958. Since then, it has been occurring in tropical regions 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 July 26, 2022, 13,043 cases of the disease were recorded in 37 different countries.