Health confirms a new case of monkeypox in the Canary Islands


In total, and since the beginning of the alert, the islands have registered 26 positives and four are under study, of which one is a probable case and three suspects.

CANARY ISLANDS7 The Gran Canarian palms

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands confirms
one case confirmed by diagnosis of monkeypox without new diagnoses being added for study in the last 24 hours. This means that there is a total since the beginning of the declaration of the health alert
26 confirmed casesof which 20 were detected in Gran Canaria and six in Tenerife.

All cases are having
mild symptomatology and remain in home isolation 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:

– 26 confirmed cases20 in Gran Canaria and six in Tenerife.

– A probable casepending confirmation, notified in Gran Canaria.

– Three suspected casespending confirmation, that two 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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