Paediatric monkeypox patient with unknown source of infection, the Netherlands, June 2022

A. Marceline Tutu van Furth, Martijn van der Kuip, Anne L. van Els, Lydia Cr Fievez, Gini Gc van Rijckevorsel, Anton van den Ouden, Marcel Jonges, Matthijs Ra Welkers

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Since May 2022, an international monkeypox (MPX) outbreak has been ongoing in more than 50 countries. While most cases are men who have sex with men, transmission is not restricted to this population. In this report, we describe the case of a male child younger than 10 years with MPX in the Netherlands. Despite thorough source tracing, a likely source of infection has not been identified. No secondary cases were identified in close contacts.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberpii=2200552
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2022

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