Health communicates three new probable cases of monkeypox

Archive image of the laboratory of arboviruses and important viral diseases of the National Center for Microbiology in Madrid. / EFE

In total, and since the beginning of the alert, the islands have registered 17 positives and eight are under study

CANARY ISLANDS7 The Gran Canarian palms

Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands communicates
three cases probable under study for possible diagnosis of monkeypox since yesterday. This means that in total, since the beginning of the declaration of the health alert, the number of confirmed cases has remained in the Canary Islands at
17, 12 in Gran Canaria and five in Tenerife.

The three new probable cases under study notified in the last 24 hours have been identified in Gran Canaria.

All cases are having
mild symptomatology and, except for one suspect who is hospitalized for another pathology unrelated to monkeypox, the rest of the people are in home isolation and receiving follow-up by Primary Care.

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

– 17 confirmed cases12 in Gran Canaria and five in Tenerife.

– Four probable cases Confirmation pendient, all detected in Gran Canaria.

– Four suspected casespending confirmation, that one has been detected in Gran Canaria, one in Lanzarote and two in Fuertentura.

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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