An infection with the monkeypox virus has been detected in a small child in Luxembourg.

The child was "in a stable and not worrying condition," said the Luxembourg Ministry of Health on Wednesday evening.

It was housed in isolation.

The daycare the child attended will remain open as no other child is currently showing symptoms, the statement said.

People with whom the child was in contact have been informed.

The child's age and gender were not specified.

According to figures from August 10, 41 men in Luxembourg had been infected with the monkeypox virus by then.

The average age was 39 years.

In Germany, where more than 3,200 cases have been registered so far, no such infection has been detected in a child.

Monkeypox is considered a less serious disease compared to smallpox, which has been eradicated since 1980.

According to the RKI, the incubation period is 5 to 21 days.

Symptoms, which include fever and a rash, usually go away on their own within a few weeks, but can lead to medical complications in some people.