Spain ranks second in the list of countries with the most monkeypox infections in the world. In fact, two people have already died as a result of diseases in our country. The epidemiologist explained this Saturday the reason for which these data were recorded and wanted to send a message of appeasement to the public.
The expert indicated on RTVE that “it is normal that we have more cases than other countries” because at the time when the virus began to appear, it developed in Spain “many super contagious events“. Furthermore, he reassured the public despite the fact that there have been two deaths in our country related to monkeypox, bringing the total to eight in the world. “We must reflect and think that the fatality rate linked to this infection remains extraordinary. weak, so not a cause for great concern.”
Bassat also ruled out this being the start of a new pandemic.“Let’s hope not. The characteristics of transmissibility are very different from those of covid and the risk of transmission from an index case is much lower.“. Regarding the measures to be adopted to avoid contagion, the epidemiologist assures that the recommendations of the SGD to stop the spread of the virus. “In the meantime, and in parallel, we need to vaccinate those at high risk,” he said.
A total of 4,298 cases of monkeypox have been recorded in our country, according to the latest data shared by health, which places Spain as the country with the highest data in Europe and the second in the world. At the same time, hospitalizations amount to 120 people and two deaths due to this disease have been recorded.
The common vaccine registry will include those for monkeypox
Until now, this register managed by the Ministry of Health and which took its first steps at the start of the anti-covid vaccination campaignonly counts vaccines against SARS-CoV-2although the idea is that in the future it will include all those administered to a patient.
This was decided by the Interterritorial Council last February with the aim of creating an interoperable registry that can collect a person’s vaccination history and make it accessible to users and professionals, regardless of the community in which they live. have been vaccinated. Until that happens, for the time being the registry will integrate with those of covid the punctures that are made against monkeypox in our country, one of the most affected by the epidemic that broke out in early May, for “thave precise information on the vaccines administered against this virus in all the autonomous communities”noted Health.