Spain is one of the main countries in the world in cases of monkeypox. This disease, which spreads through very close contacts, has declared itself in Spain with virulence and in the rest of the world it is already worrying to the point that the SGD designated it as an international emergency. While we forget practically everything that covid has meant and its consequences, we hear epidemiologists and experts talking about a new disease: monkeypox.
Quique Bassat explains the monkeypox situation in Spain
Quique Bassat is one of the experts who takes to the media the most to explain some of the keys to the diseases that are making so much headlines. The experienced epidemiologist linked to AND P to explain why Spain is one of the top countries for monkeypox infections:
Health has confirmed the second monkeypox death in Spain
In the #Canal24Horas discuss with epidemiologist Quique Bassat: “The mortality rate associated with this infection remains extraordinarily low”https://t.co/0Ix6dDs3KFpic.twitter.com/8P63DkJp31
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“It’s the place where there were a lot of super-contagious events at the start of the epidemic and it’s normal that we have more cases than in other countries,” he said. Explain. “Now is the time to mourn this second bad news in 24 hours, which is this second death, but we have to reflect and think that the mortality rate associated with this infection is still extraordinarily low, therefore, it is not a cause for great concern . “, he said in reference to the news known a few days ago about the death of the second infected with monkeypox.
Darias calls for speed to inoculate monkeypox vaccine
The Minister of Health, caroline dariasdemanded this Tuesday from the autonomous communities the speed of inoculation of the vaccine against monkeypox, of which 5,000 doses have already been distributed, while waiting to receive 7,000 others at the end of the week.
After having visited, together with the Asturian President Adrián Barbón, different health resources beneficiaries of the High Technology Investment Plan in Gijón and having learned about the expansion project of the Cabueñes Hospital, Darias warned that the Government he is trying to get more doses, but that “it is just as important to get vaccines as to inoculate them by the communities”.
“I am aware of the effort, but I ask to maintain it to continue vaccinating because it is the way to continue to save lives, by inoculating the drug to close contacts of infected people”, he stressed. after having advanced that some 4,500 cases of this already been detected in Spain, against 4,298 recorded until last Friday.
After stressing that the vaccine has “limited production” and is only available to states, the minister stressed that Spain had acted “quickly” to make it available, and called for the responsibility of those with symptoms to see a doctor immediately.
Health notified last Saturday the second death in Spain due to monkeypox and in both cases they were two young men affected by a pathology which, until now, affects 95% of cases in men and only 5 % in women.
As in the rest of the countries, the cases have been identified mainly in the MSM population (men who have sex with men), mainly in the context of high-risk sex.