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What is monkey flower? What are the symptoms of monkeypox virus, how is it transmitted?



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While the pandemic, which has been effective for two years, has decreased, the monkeypox virus has started to spread around the world. The virus has so far been officially seen in nine European countries, as well as the USA, Canada and Australia. Monkeypox symptoms include high fever, headache, back pain, muscle pain and swelling. Monkeypox virus is transmitted through a wound in the skin, through the respiratory tract, or through the eyes, nose and mouth.

A rare disease, monkeypox was first discovered in 1958 when two outbreaks of a smallpox-like disease appeared in monkey colonies held for research.


It is a rare disease that comes from the same virus family as monkeypox. The virus was first discovered in 1958 in colonies of research monkeys, according to the CDC.

The first human case of the virus was detected in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Most monkeypox infections still occur there today, but the disease has also been reported in several other central and west African countries, the CDC said.


Monkeypox virus has some symptoms that occur in different parts of the body. Among the first detected symptoms, high fever, headache, back pain, muscle pain and swelling come to the fore.

As the fever increases, a rash and itching begins to occur in the body. This usually starts on the face and then reaches other parts of the body. It commonly occurs on the palms and soles of the feet. Itching can be extremely uncomfortable or painful. On the other hand, after this itching process passes, the sores on the soles of the feet and palms crust over and pass.

Scientists and experts state that this infection can generally last between 14-21 days.


Monkeypox virus has so far been officially seen in nine European countries, as well as the USA , Canada and Australia. Normally found in remote parts of Central and West Africa, the European countries where this disease is seen were the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Italy and Sweden.


Monkeypox virus can be easily transmitted from someone who is in close contact with an infected person. The virus can be transmitted through a wound in the skin, by breathing or through the eyes, nose and mouth.

Experts made statements that the virus can also be transmitted sexually.

On the other hand, this disease can also be transmitted from infected creatures such as monkeys, mice and squirrels, or in products such as bedspreads, clothes and clothes that have the virus on them.


According to the statements made by scientists in the past, monkeypox virus is similar to smallpox and is generally mild. While the disease can go away on its own within a few weeks, it can be very severe in some cases. There are records of this disease causing death in West Africa.


Vaccination is an important step to prevent any epidemic. It is also known that vaccines developed against smallpox provide 85% protection against monkeypox.

On the other hand, it was reported that antiviral drugs also have an effect.

Berry moved to the Netherlands for her art studies. She is living in Amsterdam for 16 years. You can see her in Amsterdam streets with her fancy pink bike. She is a professional photographer and blog journal lover.


Dogger, “Amsterdam’s oldest houseboat” with a history of 134 years, was removed from the Prinsengracht Canal



Dogger, “Amsterdam's oldest houseboat” with a history of 134 years, was removed from the Prinsengracht Canal.

Built in 1865, the Dogger was a vessel that carried potable water to Amsterdam’s breweries before being placed on the Prinsengracht Canal in 1888. According to current owner Jeroen Elsen, the Dogger is uninsurable in its current form and cannot be transported along the canal due to its size.

Elsen, the owner of the Dogger, which was first pulled out of the water in 134 years, said the houseboat would likely sink if it remained in place, blocking boat traffic on the Prinsengracht. In an interview with Het Parool, Elsen said, “We are talking about a 96-tonne mass of steel and concrete. If it sinks, it will sink until the middle of the channel and block the passage. Then I will have huge problems.” said.

While some locals regret that they will no longer be able to see this piece of history in Amsterdam’s canals, others are glad that this rusty image is left behind. After the Dogger is dismantled, some parts will go to the landfill, but Elsen emphasizes that he will keep some parts of the boat because they are historically interesting.

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Coronavirus in the Netherlands: Autumn wave may be starting



According to the statement made by the Netherlands National Institute of Public Health and Environment (RIVM), the number of positive cases in the Netherlands has increased. RIVM stated in its statement that it could be the beginning of the expected autumn wave.

RIVM announced that 12,269 positive cases have been detected in the last seven days. This figure was the highest weekly number of cases since 13 August. Compared to the previous week, an increase of 39 percent was recorded.

The RIVM recorded a total of 2,614 positive tests Monday through Tuesday across the Netherlands. This is the highest daily figure since 3 August. In Amsterdam, 94 new cases were recorded the other day.

“We are still waiting for an autumn wave,” Dutch virologists explained.

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Population growth due to immigration in the Netherlands is alarming



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Housing Minister Hugo de Jonge told Nederlands Dagblad that the current increase in the Dutch population is unsustainable; He said that this increase will increase the pressure on the housing and have the potential to disturb the social peace.

Emphasizing that the population growth of around 100,000 per year, which is largely “immigration”, should be significantly reduced, De Jonge said, “Migration will always happen and there is a need for it to some extent, but it is also a fact that the current migration-induced population growth has reached unsustainable levels.” said.

According to figures from the national statistical agency CBS, the population of the Netherlands has increased by one million over the past 10 years to 17.7 million.

A total of 208,000 foreign nationals moved to the Netherlands last year, after a year when the immigration rate fell sharply due to pandemic restrictions. The largest group, 117,500 people, came from other EU countries or EFTA, while the number of Dutch citizens returning from abroad was 44,500.

The current coalition government, made up of the right-wing VVD and CDA, Liberal Democrats D66 and the small Christian party ChristenUnie, has begun to work harder to set immigration targets and fundamentally overhaul its asylum policy. De Jonge, in particular, underlined that they have to be more controlled and selective in determining which sectors have a shortage of workers.

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