21 days of isolation for infected people: Lauterbach on monkeypox: "Not the beginning of a new pandemic"

From the point of view of Health Minister Lauterbach, the current cases of monkeypox do not represent the outbreak of a new pandemic.

21 days of isolation for infected people: Lauterbach on monkeypox: "Not the beginning of a new pandemic"

From the point of view of Health Minister Lauterbach, the current cases of monkeypox do not represent the outbreak of a new pandemic. However, there are still open questions. Infected people should also be isolated for at least 21 days – this is also recommended for contact persons.

Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach has emphasized that the occurrence of monkeypox does not herald the beginning of a new pandemic. Nevertheless, one does not yet know why the current outbreak is different than in the past. "Either the pathogen has changed or people's susceptibility to the pathogen has changed," said Lauterbach on the sidelines of the German Doctors' Conference in Bremen.

In Germany, people infected with monkeypox should be isolated for at least 21 days. In addition, the symptoms must have healed before the isolation can be ended, said Lauterbach. The “urgent recommendation” also applies to contact persons of infected people to go into quarantine for 21 days. In order to contain monkeypox in Germany, an ordered isolation of at least 21 days should generally be recommended for infected people.

You can read more about this at ntv.de.

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