Two monkey cup boxes in Oslo
There have been two new confirmed cases of monkey cup in Norway. One of the people infected in Norway. A total of four cases have now been registered in the country.
– Both infected people are residents of Oslo, but the case is not seen in context. One of them was infected in Norway and the other was infected in connection with overseas travel, the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) said.
Neither of them was seriously ill. Both contacted their own health services after experiencing symptoms.
The City of Oslo and FHI are working with infection tracking. The two infected people could be linked to the ongoing outbreak in Europe.
Works with infection tracking
– Infected people are followed up by health services and isolated so as not to infect others. We map out who may be exposed to infection and provide information to those concerned. The risk of further infection is generally considered very low, said acting chief infection control physician Miert Skjoldborg Lindboe in Oslo.
Close contacts will be asked to contact health services if symptoms occur. The most common symptoms of monkeypox are fever, general deterioration, swollen lymph nodes and rash.
Very low risk of widespread infection
– Unexpected with domestic infection with monkeypox, and health services are ready for this, said department director Siri Feruglio at NIPH.
The National Institute of Public Health has established routines and recommendations on how health services should treat people who may be infected.
– We still consider the risk of widespread infection in the population very low, says Feruglio.
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