This Saturday, Mark von Ronst announced that a fourth person in Belgium has been diagnosed with the monkey box virus. He is from Liege County. The World Health Organization (WHO) expects more cases to emerge as countries continue to test for the virus. According to the WHO, it has now been identified in at least 12 countries where it does not usually exist. The organization has 92 known cases and 28 suspects.

Emmanuel Potio, who was invited to Bel-RTL this morning, confirmed that a common feature of these patients was their participation in the Antwerp Darklands Festival. “It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. The festival took place two weeks ago and we have about 3 weeks incubation period. Therefore, if there are individuals in this case, we should be cautious and cautious of these symptoms, ”explains a professor at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp.

The latter invites people to be careful about their symptoms. “You have to go to the emergency room or see your doctor or specialist. You have to isolate yourself, stay at home and treat the wounds (…) From the experience we know about this disease that originated in Africa, it is often children who attack each other.” Like the chicken pox, there is a virus. In blisters that appear and spread through contact. Is it spread by saliva or cough?

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