Monkeypox is caused by a virus that occurs primarily in countries in West and Central Africa. In May 2022, the disease was detected in people in Europe. The virus is not dangerous for most people, but it is good to be alert.

If you think you have symptoms or if you have been in close contact of someone with monkeypox, contact your health worker by phone for advice, testing and medical care. If possible, self-isolate and avoid close contact with others.  Your health worker will collect a sample from you for testing so that you can get appropriate care.

More information about Monkey Pox

You will find more information on the website of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).

If you have any questions, you can also call the information number (088) 767 40 20 on Monday till Friday from 8.30 AM til 5.00 PM.

Please note: Staff of the Center of Sexual Health cannot provide specific information on monkeypox, nor can they make an appointment for monkeypox-vaccination for you.