Information about health and infectious diseases

There is currently no restrictions in SLM Copenhagen regarding infectious diseases. SLM Copenhagen generally follows authority guide lines.

Good hygiene and use condom during anal sex is generally recommended. Many infectious sexually transmitted diseases can be considerably limited by the use of condoms.

Monkeypox- what do you need to know?

The first cases of monkeypox have now been found in Denmark - especially among men who have sex with men, but it can affect everyone. Checkpoint guides you with the most important things you need to know.

The course
Monkeypox last approx. 2-4 weeks and the disease disappears by itself and can be treated.

Symptoms
Most people experience few symptoms such as irritated hair follicles or small pimples around the genitals.
Other symptoms include fever, chills, headache, muscle aches and rash. It may be a little reminiscent to chicken pox.

You can only infect others when you get symptoms.

Recommendations
If you have symptoms, avoid close physical contact or sharing clothes and bedding with others.
To avoid infection, we also recommend good hygiene, frequent hand washing and hand sanitizer.
In addition, it is recommended to use a condom during sexual contact.

Are you at particular risk?
Pay attention if you have been to Gran Canaria, to the Darklands in Belgium, or if you are planning a holiday in, for example, the United Kingdom, Portugal, and Sweden or to participate in other major events with close physical contact.

Questions
Contact your own doctor by telephone if you have symptoms or if you suspect that you may have been infected.

You are also welcome to contact Checkpoint's hotline +45 33 91 11 19, which is open every day from 10.00-14.00.

Read more at: https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/index.html

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