Based on recommendations from the health authorities, the case definitions and procedures for general practitioners, hospitals and laboratories are published on this page. These procedures describe which measures everyone should take when there is a (suspected) case of monkeypox in Belgium:

  • Guidelines for schools and crèches (only available in Dutch or French) — Version 12/09/2022
  • Information and guidelines for health professionals (only available in Dutch or French) — Version 03/10/2022
  • Information for patients (only availbale in Dutch or French)
  • Information for and list of accredited laboratories (only available in Dutch or French) - weekly updated
  • List of hospitals where sample collection for Monkeypox is possible (only available in Dutch or French) — Version 04/08/2022
  • Recommendations for sampling and shipping (only available in Dutch or French) - Version 26/08/2022
  • Request form for a laboratory analysis at UZ Leuven (only available in Dutch(link is external) or French(link is external)) — Version 15/11/ 2022
  • Request form for a laboratory analysis at ITM (only available in Dutch(link is external) or French(link is external)) — Version 25/08/2022 (Dutch) and 26/09/2022 (French)

The guidelines may evolve according to new scientific insights and the national and international situation. The documents are adapted if necessary.