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By 22 June 2022, 521 cases of monkeypox were notified in Germany. The median age was 38 years (IQR: 32–44); all cases were men. In Berlin, where 69% of all cases occurred, almost all were men who have sex with men. Monkeypox virus likely circulated unrecognised in Berlin before early May. Since mid-May, we observed a shift from travel-associated infections to mainly autochthonous transmission that predominantly took place in Berlin, often in association with visits to clubs and parties.

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2022-07-07
2022-08-11
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