Netherlands confirmed 54 new monkeypox cases


The Netherlands has registered 54 new cases of the viral monkeypox virus. Twenty-six cases were registered last Monday (May 30).

On Tuesday (June 7), the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) confirmed 54 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the Netherlands. Health authorities are currently investigating how and why the disease is spreading in Europe.


By the end of May, 200 cases of monkeypox were confirmed outside endemic countries.

According to the RIVM’s website, anyone can become infected with the virus after close contact with a person or animal with the disease. The virus can enter the body through the eyes, nose, mouth, or open wounds.

According to the latest news from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, there are now 321 confirmed cases in the EU and 557 cases worldwide.

The World Helath Organization (WHO) reported, since May 13 2022, and as of June 2 2022, 780 laboratory-confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported to or identified by WHO from 27 Member States across four WHO regions that are not endemic to the monkeypox virus.

Epidemiological investigations are ongoing. Most reported cases so far have been presented through sexual health or other health services in primary or secondary health care facilities and have involved mainly, but not exclusively, men who have sex with men (MSM).

As of May 2022, 202 confirmed monkeypox cases were reported in EU/EEA Member States. Cases have been reported from Spain (69), Portugal (59), Netherlands (20), Germany (16), France (12), Italy (9), Belgium (6), Czech Republic (4), Ireland (2), Sweden (2), Finland (1), Malta (1), Slovenia (1).


Share post:



More like this

UK: MP Robbie Moore visits St John’s Church in Ben Rhydding to support Rise Up Pay Up campaign

British Conservative Party Politician and Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom Robbie Moore recently visited St John's Church in Ben Rhydding and Christchurch in Ilkley and expressed his pleasure to meet with the members of the Church and also appreciated them for tackling the urgent issue of climate change and its impact on the communities around the world.

UK: MP Priti Patel visits local schools and businesses in May 2023, shares update

British Conservative Party Politician and Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom, Priti Patel, expressed her pleasure and gratitude for visiting several schools and businesses to discuss a range of issues affecting them and to be able to work for their upliftment at the ground level.

Dominica: PM Roosevelt Skerrit invites attendants to Giraudel/Eggleston Flower Show, shares glimpses

The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has started the Giraudel-Eggleston Flower Show and Market Fair in the country’s capital, Roseau. The theme for the 2023 edition of the event was “50 Years and Still Blooming.” The prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, took to his social media account to share some glimpses of the event.

UK: MP Laura Farris shares experience of Family day out at Yattendon & Frilsham Fete

UK: British Conservative Party Politician and Member of Parliament Laura Farris and her daughter participated in the Cake Baking competition at the Yattendon & Frilsham Fete on Monday, May 29, 2023, afternoon and expressed their gratitude and pleasure to the organisers for making their day fantastic.