Canary Islands adds four confirmed cases of monkeypox

Health also communicates five under study since yesterday

CANARY ISLANDS7 The Gran Canarian palms

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands communicates
four new cases and five under study, four probable and one suspect, due to a possible diagnosis of monkeypox since yesterday. This means that there is a total since the beginning of the declaration of the health alert
45 confirmed cases, of which 32 were detected in Gran Canaria and 13 in Tenerife.

All cases are having
mild symptoms and remain in home isolation receiving follow-up by Primary Care, except for one patient who is admitted to the Hospitalario Universitario de Gran Canaria Dr. Negrín.

Thus, the confirmed and notified cases in the Canary Islands since the beginning of the alert and until today are as follows:

– 45 confirmed cases32 in Gran Canaria and 13 in Tenerife.

– Four probable casespending confirmation, three notified in Gran Canaria and one in Tenerife.

– A suspicious casepending confirmation, registered in Gran Canaria.

The protocol of the Ministry of Health classifies cases between probable and suspected depending on whether the patient meets clinical criteria and epidemiological criteria (probable cases) or if it only presents clinical criteria and in such case it is considered a suspected case.

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