German man loses quarantine court case

Vaccinated man put under quarantine after roommate got monkeypox loses court case

A man who was vaccinated and quarantined after his roommate contracted monkeypox has lost his court case. (François Le Preste/AFP via Getty Images)

A man in Germany has lost a lawsuit to have his quarantine order lifted after his roommate contracted monkeypox.

According to a German newspaper Rheinische Postadvised the man before Düsseldorf The Department of Public Health decided to self-quarantine for 21 days after a roommate contracted monkeypox, despite being vaccinated.

The man filed a request to lift the quarantine order due to his vaccination.

But on Wednesday (August 10), the Düsseldorf Administrative Court decided the man’s vaccination was invalid because the European Union had not yet approved the JYNNEOS injection, and refused to carry out the order.

According to a statement issued by the court, its decisions were based on findings and guidelines set by the Robert Koch Institute in Germany, a government agency for disease control and prevention.

The institute’s guidelines state that a “high-risk contact” is a person who has spent at least one night in the same living space as someone with monkeypox during the course of the infection.

according to Latest data from CDCAs of Friday (August 12), there were 31,799 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the current outbreak.

The World Health Organization declared monkeypox a Public health emergency of international concern in July. The US federal government has since declared monkeypox a public health emergency with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) More than 11,177 confirmed cases have been reported in the country.

In the UK, people with monkeypox are being asked to isolate, despite having no close contacts, provided they are not showing symptoms,

The World Health Organization announced this month that it will create an open forum to rename monkeypox, as concerns grow that the virus’s current name could increase stigma and discrimination.

Giving new names to monkeypox variants, she added, would “avoid causing offence to any cultural, social, national, regional, professional or ethnic group, and minimize any negative impact on trade, travel, tourism or animal welfare.”

A group of scholars added that they believe the new “neutral, non-discriminatory, non-stigmatizing” name would be “more appropriate” going forward.



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