Canary Islands adds two new positives for monkeypox and reports three new suspected cases

Archive image of the microbiology laboratory of the Doctor Negrín hospital. / c7

The islands already register four infections, one in Gran Canaria and three in Tenerife, and seven under study

CANARY ISLANDS7 The Gran Canarian palms

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands reports
two positive cases of monkeypox confirmed today of people living in Tenerife whose samples had been sent yesterday to the National Center for Microbiology; this assumes that there is a total since the beginning of the declaration of the health alert
a total of four confirmed cases in the Canary Islandsone in Gran Canaria and three in Tenerife.

Likewise, today the Alert and Emergency Coordination Center of the Ministry of Health was notified
three new cases of monkeypox for study. These are men who are progressing favorably and whose samples will be sent today for study at the National Center for Microbiology. Two of the cases have been classified as probable because they meet the clinical and epidemiological criteria, while the third is a suspected case because it only presents clinical criteria.

Therefore, the confirmed and notified cases in the Canary Islands since the beginning of the alert and until today, all males and with a favorable evolution, are as follows:

Four confirmed casesone in Gran Canaria and three in Tenerife.

Four probable cases pending confirmation.

three suspected cases pending confirmation.

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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