As 14 countries have now confirmed the outbreak of monkeypox, Belgium is now the first country to introduce a compulsory 21 days monkeypox quarantine.
As doctors have warned that there is a significant rise in the number of cases, Belgian health authorities have said that those who contracted the virus will now have to self-isolate for 21 days, that is three weeks. The country has reported three new cases.
The first infection was recorded on Friday, and all the cases are linked to a festival that occurred in the port city of Antwerp.
This is a rare viral infection. This infection is mainly found in the tropical areas of west and central Africa. This viral infection can be transmitted by close contact with an infected person.
This disease is usually mild, and most patients recover within a few weeks without seeking any medical treatment. However, the condition can be fatal with the strain that has caused the current outbreak and the death of 100 people infected with this virus.