A vaccine is available against the virus. The Netherlands has enough of this stuff on the shelf right now. Kuipers writes that next week he will advise on, among other things, preventive vaccination, control measures and research.
He also reported that monkeypox is still classified as a disease. This means that health authorities must be immediately notified of infection or suspected occurrence. A bill for this will be submitted to the House of Representatives. According to him, Mode A is necessary “to continue monitoring the virus.”
People with monkeypox can have fever, headache, muscle aches, and general malaise. After a few days, a rash appears with blisters on the skin. Usually people do not get very sick from the infection. The virus can be dangerous for people with weakened immune systems, children, and pregnant women.
World Health Organization The World Health Organization does not expect an outbreak of monkeypox worldwide to turn into a pandemic.