Search on Narcity

disease outbreak

Belgium has officially become the first country to introduce mandatory quarantine for monkeypox patients amidst a sudden outbreak of the disease in Europe and North America.

The disease is known to occasionally crop up in parts of Africa, but the World Health Organization is now tracking a sudden outbreak in over a dozen unexpected countries dating back to early May – and that has prompted Belgium to take action.

Keep reading... Show less

A monkeypox outbreak first spotted in the U.K. has now raised alarms in North America and Europe, where health officials are investigating dozens of potential cases of the rare disease.

The United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Spain, Portugal and Italy have all reported possible or confirmed cases of monkeypox in recent days, in a rare outbreak for a virus that is typically confined to Africa.

Keep reading... Show less