After teens, Germany detects monkeypox virus in child

After teens, Germany detects monkeypox virus in child

The country's Robert Koch Institute(RKI) had confirmed the spread of monkeypox virus among teenagers last week

As the monkeypox virus contiues to spread, Germany confirmed the first case in a four-year-old child. German health officials detected the monkeypox virus in a girl. The child was reportedly living with two infected adults however she has no symptoms currently even as doctors took the swab for diagnosis.

The country's Robert Koch Institute(RKI) had confirmed the spread of monkeypox virus among teenagers last week. Germany has recorded 2,900 monkeypox cases so far.

Monkeypox cases in Europe have surged since May. RKI said although the risk to the population was low but added that it would continue to "monitor" the situation. Germany's standing committee said in order to prevent the outbreak it is important for the country to start the vaccination campaign.

However, the German committee said it had only 40,000 doses of Jynneos vaccine while it ordered another 200,000 doses.

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