Belgium on Monday required people diagnosed with monkeypox to observe a three-week quarantine, health authorities announced.
People showing symptoms of monkeypox must immediately go to a hospital’s emergency room, according to the guidelines of the Risk Assessment Group, a council of health authorities representing the federal government and regions.
Patients must self-isolate for 21 days if they are diagnosed with the disease, said to the guidelines, stopping short of a quarantine for close contacts.
Four cases of monkeypox have been diagnosed so far in Belgium, with all related to a festival that took place earlier this month in the city of Antwerp.
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