Monkeypox multi-country outbreak
Situation update, 8 August 2022
Since the start of the monkeypox outbreak and as of 8 August 2022, 13 912 confirmed cases of monkeypox (MPX) have been reported from 29 EU/EEA countries: Spain (4 942), Germany (2 887), France (2 423), Netherlands (959), Portugal (710), Italy (545), Belgium (482), Austria (173), Denmark (123), Sweden (114), Ireland (97), Poland (76), Norway (65), Hungary (48), Greece (39), Slovenia (38), Luxembourg (34), Malta (30), Czechia (28), Romania (28), Finland (20), Croatia (12), Iceland (11), Estonia (9), Slovakia (8), Bulgaria (4), Latvia (3), Lithuania (3) and Cyprus (1).
Two deaths have been reported from Spain.
Since the start of the monkeypox outbreak and as of 8 August 2022, the following Western Balkan countries have reported confirmed cases of monkeypox: Serbia (23), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1) and Montenegro (1). In addition, five cases have been reported from Turkey.
Since the start of the outbreak, ECDC provides updates for EU/EEA countries, the Western Balkans and Turkey twice a week (Tuesdays and Fridays), with the number of MPX cases reported to The European Surveillance System (TESSy) or collected through ECDC’s epidemic intelligence from official public sources.
ECDC and the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) provide weekly updates for the countries of the WHO European Region. Please refer to the Joint ECDC-WHO Regional Office for Europe Monkeypox Surveillance Bulletin.
For MPX cases worldwide, please refer to WHO’s surveillance report.
Questions and answers on monkeypox
What is monkeypox? How does it spread? Learn more about the disease and the current outbreak.
Factsheet for health professionals on monkeypox
Human monkeypox (MPX) is a zoonotic viral disease caused by the Monkeypox virus (MPXV). The clinical presentation is similar to smallpox.
Images of monkeypox lesions
Resources with images of monkeypox lesions. Image source: Eurosurveillance, CCBY 4.0.
Graphics on monkeypox
Communication materials with information on monkeypox, with reusable images available for public health communications.
Eurosurveillance articles on Monkeypox
Latest Eurosurveillance articles and editorials related to the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox.
Clinical management and infection prevention and control for monkeypox: Interim rapid response guidance, 10 June 2022
Developed by the World Health Organization in the context of the current multi-country monkeypox outbreak.
Infection Prevention and Control of Monkeypox in Healthcare Settings
U.S. CDC recommendations for infection prevention and control of monkeypox in healthcare settings.