‘Here we go again’: Belgium first country to roll out mandatory monkeypox quarantine

The European nation of Belgium has reportedly become the first country to institute a mandatory monkeypox quarantine in response to three cases being detected.

“Those who are infected with the monkeypox virus must self-isolate for 21 days,” The Brussels Times reported Friday, citing Belgium health authorities.

“So far, three cases of monkeypox have been detected in Belgium. Two of the cases have been clinically diagnosed while the partner of one of those patients is also showing symptoms.”

Cases have reportedly also been detected in Spain, England, Portugal, Canada, and the United States.

The initial symptoms of monkeypox include a fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills, and exhaustion. Within an average of one to three days, most patients then develop a rash that starts on the face but spreads to other parts of the body.

The good news is the illness usually lasts only two to four weeks, and the death rate for this particular strain of  the virus is low.

“There are two predominant strains of monkeypox: the ‘West African’ version and the ‘Congo Basin’ version. Of the two, the Congo Basin version has historically spread more easily from person-to-person and caused more deaths. The current outbreak involves the West African version,” according to Vox.

“The infection does not commonly lead to deaths in high-resource countries like the United States because people living there generally have better access to the supportive care that resolves most monkeypox infections. … In 2003, at least 53 people in the midwestern United States caught the infection from pet prairie dogs who’d been infected when they were housed near rodents imported from Ghana; none of the infected people died.”

But this hasn’t stopped people from freaking out given that they just got over the long, gruesome COVID pandemic.

Case in point:

And indeed, they may have reason to worry. Speculation has begun to emerge that the World Health Organization may declare yet another international public health emergency.

This is particularly concerning given the recent claim that the Biden administration is trying to establish a new international pandemic treaty that would allegedly grant the WHO “total authority over emergency operations in the United States,” as reported last week by Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Keep in mind, however, that monkeypox is less contagious than COVID.

“Transmission can occur through close contact with body fluids of an infected person, sores, or items that have touched fluids or sores (like bedding); the virus can also spread via respiratory droplets or aerosols that linger in the air. But unlike Covid-19, where people who are infected can spread the disease before getting sick, monkeypox isn’t considered contagious before people develop symptoms,” according to Vox.

“It’s not as highly transmissible as something like smallpox, or measles, or certainly not Covid,” Anne Rimoin, an infectious disease epidemiologist at the University of California Los Angeles, told the left-wing outlet.

But on the other hand, public health “experts” had been just as blasé about COVID when it first emerged. Recall how even Dr. Anthony Fauci initially dismissed it as a probable nothing burger.

“This is not a major threat to the people of the United States, and this is not something that the citizens of the United States right now should be worried about,” he said during a Newsmax interview on Jan. 21st, 2020.


He clearly turned out to be extraordinarily wrong …

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