Paediatric monkeypox patient with unknown source of infection, the Netherlands, June 2022

Euro Surveill. 2022 Jul;27(29):2200552. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2022.27.29.2200552.


Since May 2022, an international monkeypox (MPX) outbreak has been ongoing in more than 50 countries. While most cases are men who have sex with men, transmission is not restricted to this population. In this report, we describe the case of a male child younger than 10 years with MPX in the Netherlands. Despite thorough source tracing, a likely source of infection has not been identified. No secondary cases were identified in close contacts.

Keywords: Monkeypox; Netherlands; child; whole genome sequencing.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Monkeypox virus
  • Monkeypox* / diagnosis
  • Monkeypox* / epidemiology
  • Netherlands / epidemiology