Denmark registers first case of monkeypox infection

This handout photo taken in the year 2004 and received on May 23, 2022 from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) shows an ultrathin section electron-microscopic capture of the monkeypox virus. - As of May 21, 2022 the World Health Organization received reports of 92 laboratory-confirmed monkeypox cases and 28 suspected cases from 12 countries where the disease is not endemic, including several European nations, the United States, Australia and Canada. (Photo by Freya KAULBARS / RKI Robert Koch Institute / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE in the context of reports on the monkeypox virus— RKI / Freya Kaulbars via AFP pic

This handout photo taken in the year 2004 and received on May 23, 2022 from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) shows an ultrathin section electron-microscopic capture of the monkeypox virus. – As of May 21, 2022 the World Health Organization received reports of 92 laboratory-confirmed monkeypox cases and 28 suspected cases from 12 countries where the disease is not endemic, including several European nations, the United States, Australia and Canada. (Photo by Freya KAULBARS / RKI Robert Koch Institute / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE in the context of reports on the monkeypox virus— RKI / Freya Kaulbars via AFP pic

Monday, 23 May 2022 7:42 PM MYT

COPENHAGEN, May 23 — Denmark has registered its first incidence of infection with monkeypox in an adult male who had returned from a trip to Spain, the health ministry said in a statement today.

“Health authorities do not expect widespread infection in Denmark, but we are following the situation closely to be prepared for a possible development in the infection situation,” Health Minister Magnus Heunicke said in a statement.

The man is currently in isolation and authorities are in touch with any close contacts, the ministry said. — Reuters