Map of monkeypox cases by community

The monkeypox, the disease that is rapidly spreading around the world. The Ministry of Health reported last Saturday the second death in Spain by Monkeypox. There are already 4,298 confirmed cases in the country, according to data from the National Epidemiological Surveillance Network (RENAVE).

The monkeypox virus is transmitted between people by direct contact or in case of prolonged and close contact with respiratory secretions. “In addition, it can be transmitted by direct contact with objects contaminated with bodily fluids from an infected person such as bedding or clothing, towels. Transmission from mother to child and between sexual partners, due to intimate contact during sexual intercourse, has also been documented.

Spain leads Europe in positives. And for the communities, Madrid (1.656) there Catalonia (1.406) drive infections for this disease. The disease symptoms They can appear between 5 and 21 days after exposure to the virus and are similar to those produced by smallpox, although milder, according to health reports.

Communities with the most cases of monkeypox

Most cases of monkeypox are diagnosed in men. In Madrid, there are 1,656 cases of monkeypox; in Catalonia 1,406 (1,256 cases are included in the SiViES notification platform); in Andalusia 498; in the Valencian Community 213; in the Canary Islands 102; in the Basque Country 98; in the Balearic Islands 89; in Aragon 45; in Galicia 37; in Asturias 36; in Castile and Leon 31; in Castilla-La Mancha 23; in Extremadura 20; in Murcia 19; Cantabria 15; in Navarre 8 and La Rioja 2.

In the following map, you can see the regions with the most confirmed cases of monkeypox per million inhabitants.

Monkeypox in other countries

No less than 10,059 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in Europe. In Germany there are 2,540 cases, in UK 2367, in France 1837, in The Netherlands 878 and on Portugal 633, depending on the case

In the rest of the world, as of July 29, a total of 7,342 confirmed cases of monkeypox in non-endemic countries, namely the United States (4,907), Canada (761), Brazil (978), Peru (269)y Israel (133) the most affected countries.

Symptoms of Monkey Pox

Symptoms of monkeypox are common to other illnesses: fever, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, and swollen lymph nodes. A peculiarity of this illness is that a few days after the onset of febrile episodes, some skin lesions that turn into fluid-filled blisters“then in pustules and end in the form of a crust” until falling, according to the ministry headed by Carolina Darias.

To avoid contagion, you must avoid contact with infected peopleyes Basic hygiene rules are recommended: frequent hand washing with soap or antiseptic and avoid direct contact with bodily fluids and skin lesions of the sick person.

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