As of 10 August, there have been 41 confirmed cases of monkeypox recorded in Luxembourg - an increase of 10 in the past week.

According to the Ministry of Health, none of the patients have required hospitalisation thus far.

To date, the cases in Luxembourg are solely made up of men, with an average age of 39.

Across 41 countries in Europe, there have been 17,897 cases of monkeypox to date, 1,971 of which were identified over the past week. 40% of cases were people aged between 31 and 40, while 99% of cases are male. 455 people have been hospitalised to date, while two people have died as a result of the illness.
The Ministry of Health reiterated a series of safety measures to protect against the virus, including washing hands regularly, avoiding sharing bed sheets or towels with the sick, and using protection during sexual intercourse.