Another monkey pox infection has probably been diagnosed in Finland
The infection was acquired on a journey to Europe. The person is in-home care.
Final confirmation of the second monkey pox infection is yet to be obtained.
Orthopoxvirus infection has been reported in another male patient in HUS. The monkeypox virus belongs to the genus Orthopoxviruses. Final confirmation of the second monkeypox infection is yet to be obtained.
Finland's first monkey pox infection was confirmed in HUS on May 26, 2022. The second probable infection now identified has also been acquired on a journey to Europe. The person is in-home care.
The first symptoms of monkey pox may be fever, headache, swollen lymph nodes, back pain, muscle aches and tiredness. Skin symptoms usually begin 1 to 3 days after the onset of fever. A blistering rash forms especially on the face, hands or feet.
- Persons with an increased risk and symptoms should contact health care by telephone and apply for a test, says Chief Physician Asko Järvinen in a press release from HUs.(switch to another service).