Health communicates four new probable cases of monkeypox in the Canary Islands

In total, and since the beginning of the alert, the islands have registered 20 positives and seven are under study

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands confirms
four new case studies for possible diagnosis of monkeypox since yesterday, of which one is probable and three are suspected. This means that there is in total since the beginning of the declaration of the health alert the number of
confirmed cases remains in the Canary Islands in
15 in Gran Canaria Y
five in Tenerife. The new probable case under study has been reported in Tenerife and the new suspects are two from Gran Canaria and one from Lanzarote.

All cases are having mild symptoms and remain in
home isolation receiving follow-up by Primary Care.

Confirmed and reported cases

  • 20 confirmed cases, 15 in Gran Canaria and five in Tenerife.

  • Four probable cases pending confirmation, three in Gran Canaria and one in Tenerife.

  • Three suspicious cases, pending confirmation, two of which have been detected in Gran Canaria and one in Lanzarote.

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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