Spain approaches 5,000 positive cases of monkeypox | information

The Spanish Ministry of Health announced on Friday that the country had accumulated 4,942 confirmed cases of monkeypox since the start of the epidemic in this European country.


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The health entity reported that in the last 24 hours, 365 new patients with monkeypox have been registered.

An official report from the Spanish health entity detailed that among the patients notified, “a total of 4,863 are men and 79 are women. The age ranges from 10 months to 88 years, with a median of 37 years.

So far, positive cases have come from 17 autonomous communities, with Madrid and Catalonia recording the highest infection rates with 1,817 and 1,558 people diagnosed respectively.

Likewise, the agency reported that the region of Andalusia reported 601 positives, followed by the Valencian Community (284), the Basque Country (130), the Canary Islands (118), the Balearic Islands (111), Galicia (71), Aragon (47), Asturias (47), Castile and Leon (41), Castile-La Mancha (36), Murcia (26), Extremadura (21), Cantabria (18), Navarre (12) and La Rioja (4) .

“In total, 237 patients out of 3,546 (6.9%) presented complications throughout their clinical course. The most common were canker sores and secondary bacterial infections, ”underlines the text of the Spanish health portfolio.

So far, Spain has hospitalized 139 patients, representing 2.8%, and only two deaths have been reported as a result of the disease. The highest health authority also specified that at least 80.6% had been infected through sexual contact.

The National Epidemiological Surveillance Network reported that Spain remains the European country with the highest number of monkeypox infections and the second internationally, after the United States (USA), which declared a health emergency. Thursday before the epidemic.

The World Health Organization (WHO), in its daily update on global monkeypox cases, today warned that positive cases totaled 26,017, with nine deaths.

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