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France, Belgium, Germany join growing list of nations with monkeypox cases

France, Belgium, Germany join growing list of nations with monkeypox cases
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Friday, 20 May, 2022, 15:30

France, Germany and Belgium confirmed their first cases of the monkeypox virus on Friday, joining European nations Spain, Italy, Portugal and Sweden, and Canada, Australia and the United States in reporting a disease endemic to parts of Africa. French authorities said a 29-year-old had tested positive. Belgian experts said two cases - in two different cities - had been detected. Spain reported 14 new cases today to take its cumulative caseload to 21.