Since May, there has been an outbreak of "monkeypox" (scientific name MPX) in Europe and other western countries. In Germany, cases of monkeypox have been identified for the first time in May 2022. As of 3 August 2022, 2.781 monkeypox cases have been transmitted to the RKI from all 16 German states. So far, mainly gay and bisexual men who have sex with frequently changing partners have been affected.
MPX can have very unpleasant symptoms, but fortunately usually heals on its own. In the meantime, the first vaccinations against monkeypox are taking place in most federal states. Soon, vaccination will hopefully be available for all people at increased risk. There are also other things you can do to protect yourself.
Let's develop a good way of dealing with this situation together!
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