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First Mandatory Monkeypox Quarantine Introduced in Belgium

First Mandatory Monkeypox Quarantine Introduced in Belgium

Gran Canaria Pride Festival identified as possible monkeypox “superspreader” event.

As monkeypox cases continue to be reported across the world, one country has initiated a mandatory quarantine period for those who become infected.

The first mandatory quarantine for monkeypox has been introduced in Belgium, which recently hosted a massive gay pride and fetish festival attended by an estimated 80,000 people in Antwerp.

“Those infected with the monkey pox virus must be in isolation for 21 days,” the Dutch publication Standaard reported. “Not high-risk contacts, but they’re best watching over any symptoms. In the meantime, virologist Marc Van Ranst wants to investigate whether the virus can spread airborne.”

The Canary Islands recently hosted the Gran Canaria pride festival, which has been identified as a monkeypox “superspreader” event.

The Gran Canarian pride festival attended by 80,000 from Britain and across Europe is being investigated after being linked to numerous monkeypox cases in Madrid, Italy and Tenerife.

Held between May 5 and May 15, Maspalomas Pride attracts visitors from across the continent.

It was attended by people who have tested positive for the monekypox virus afterwards, with public health services from the Canary Islands now investigating the any links between the cases and the LGBT+ celebrations.

‘Among the 30 or so diagnosed in Madrid, there are several who attended the event, although it is not yet possible to know if one of them is patient zero of this outbreak or if they all got infected there,’ a health source told El País.

Human-to-human transmission of the monkeypox virus is thought to occur primarily through large respiratory droplets. Respiratory droplets generally cannot travel more than a few feet, so usually prolonged face-to-face contact is required. Other modes of transmission have included direct contact with body fluids or lesion material. So, transmission via sexual activity is possible, but it has not been in such numbers.

Most of the recent cases of monkeypox in the U.K. and Canada have been reported among attendees of sexual health services at health clinics in men who have sex with men.

Regarding this trend, Dr. I. Socé Fall, the regional emergencies director for the WHO’s Health Emergencies Program, cautioned:

“This is new information we need to investigate properly to understand better the dynamic of local transmission in the U.K. and some other countries.”

There is a suspected case of monkeypox in New York City, though the CDC has yet to confirm.

New York City health officials confirmed Friday that a patient suspected of having monkeypox has tested positive for orthopoxvirus, the broader group of diseases to which monkeypox belongs.

In a press release, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDHMH) announced that the patient had been placed in isolation and contact tracing efforts had begun. The agency said Thursday that if the lab test came back positive, it would be sent “be sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] for confirmatory testing.”

World Health Organizations (WHO) are theorizing this particular strain of monkeypox is more readily spread through sexual contact.

David Heymann, chair of the WHO’s Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Infectious Hazards with Pandemic and Epidemic Potential, led a meeting of the group on Friday “because of the urgency of the situation”.

Heymann told Reuters the WHO is working on the theory that cases so far identified were driven by sexual contact.

“What seems to be happening now is that it has got into the population as a sexual form, as a genital form, and is being spread, as are sexually transmitted infections, which has amplified its transmission around the world,” Heymann said.

Heymann, a professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said experts were likely to give more guidance to countries in the coming days. Health officials in several countries have warned that cases could rise further over the summer.

Heymann said the monkeypox outbreak did not resemble the early days of Covid because it does not transmit as easily. “There are vaccines available, but the most important message is: you can protect yourself,” he said.

Personally, after two years of people being stigmatized for catching an airborne virus, I am looking forward to all the woke nonsense about not “monkeypox shaming” infected individuals.


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“…it is not yet possible to know if one of them is patient zero…”

I don’t know who patient zero is but patient 007 took back to England with a license to killl.

Sounds like simian hijinks are on the way in time for election lock downs.

    Peabody in reply to Whitewall. | May 22, 2022 at 2:40 pm

    When astonauts return from Mars they will discover discover the Planet of the Apes.

      OwenKellogg-Engineer in reply to Peabody. | May 22, 2022 at 7:25 pm

      Peabody, be careful now. If you don’t have you facts straight Milhouse is going to come in and correct you that all that happened in the year 3978, and not in the near future.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Whitewall. | May 22, 2022 at 2:44 pm

    Not at this point. They aren’t quarantining the healthy…only the sick.

      Whitewall in reply to healthguyfsu. | May 22, 2022 at 3:49 pm

      Give ’em time.

        CommoChief in reply to Whitewall. | May 22, 2022 at 5:49 pm

        This requires intimate contact or prolonged close contact. It isn’t an easily spread respiratory virus. Smallpox protocols can be dusted off and implemented, they will work just fine unless there is some new element of transmission that hasn’t been disclosed.

        I wouldn’t sweat it honestly. See the ‘yellow jack’ flag and it alerts everyone that a quarantine is in place at that location.

      Peabody in reply to healthguyfsu. | May 23, 2022 at 2:35 pm

      That’s because the sick are running things.

I’ve no problem with quarantining the sick. Which is the time honored way of doing it. I’m just old enough to remember yellow quarantine signs on people’s houses when I was young to warn of the infection inside.

It’s quarantining the entire population I have a problem with.

I haven’t seen this mentioned anyplace yet, but there has been some speculation that the Wuflu jabs can damage the immune system so severely that it can cause people to be susceptible to any number of autoimmune problems. If that’s true, this Monkeypox may turn out not be the minor problem it now appears to be.

Fecal spread. [catastrophic] [anthropogenic] immigration reform

Pride and progress are a clear and progressive risk. Were the parade of lions, lionesses, and [unPlanned] cubs, playing in gay revelry, affected?

Wait — they’re only quarantining those who are infected? HAVE THEY LEARNED NOTHING FROM COVID!? THEY NEED TO LOCK DOWN THE ENTIRE PLANET!!!!!!1!!!!eleventy!!!!

It’s an STD. Started with the gay and lesbian crowd. No wonder.

    healthguyfsu in reply to The Beef. | May 22, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    You do realize that the “gay and lesbian communities” are capable of practicing safe sex and monogamy correct? Of course, some don’t but some heterosexuals don’t either.

      The Gentle Grizzly in reply to healthguyfsu. | May 22, 2022 at 8:10 pm

      It’s easier to point fingers and act all superior than acknowledge either of your points.

      henrybowman in reply to healthguyfsu. | May 22, 2022 at 11:05 pm

      So, I’m thinking to myself, does the straight community arrange formal orgiastic bacchanals like “pride days?” After a little thought, I came up with two: Mardi Gras and Spring Break. Senior Prom lacks the all-important partner-swapping. Epstein Island isn’t sanctioned… officially. The Rothschild/Illuminati/secret society annual orgies perhaps involve too few people.

      Do we ever hear of such events as “superspreader events” responsible for some new superscary disease? If this has ever happened, I certainly don’t remember it.

      This event comes on the heels of last year’s “Bear Days” at Provincetown, which were responsible for a major outbreak of COVID.

      The last “superspreader event” I remember that involved straights was a bunch of American Legionnaires. And they didn’t screw anybody — they got taken out by a dirty air conditioner.

      That’s not counting smaller stuff like the recent White House Press Bash, which did promote contagion, but not widely and not that much more than the ambient background count.

      So it’s one thing to claim prejudice, but quite another to explain the data.

So if you behave responsibly aka don’t have gay sex, especially with strangers, you have nothing to fear. Everything I’ve read tells me that it is not an easy disease to catch.

Well now. Here is Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla speaking at the 2018 WEF Davos Forum advocating “ingestible computer chips that signal authorities when a drug has been digested.”

Now add that to the several Bill Gates ideas about releasing mosquitos genetically altered so their stings vaccinate. He is also an advocate of mandatory implants in his endless diatribes about there being too many people on the planet.

These people are insanely dangerous. And they are meeting this week.

Nice picture of the Fuhrer Herr Klaus “Goldfinger” Schwab too. Suitable for framing.

mister naturel | May 23, 2022 at 9:45 am

the Bath House boys strike again.
shades of the Ansonia hotel

One little thing that got proved by committed, mostly gay couples: HIV need not ever be transferred to the healthy member of the couple.

Love, the real kind, puts a stop to the spread of HIV infection.

Monkeypox appears to be merely a nuisance — “uncomfortable” instead of “deadly,” and easily contained through ordinary public health measures we already know how to use. Masks are not required for anybody.

Maybe they should just tell them to lay off the gay buttsex.