Health notifies two new cases in study of monkeypox in the islands

Since the beginning of the alert, the Canary Islands register 26 positives and six are under study, in total

CANARY ISLANDS7 The Gran Canarian palms

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands notifies
two probable cases under study for possible diagnosis of monkeypox since yesterday. 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 the cases are having mild symptoms and remain in home isolation receiving follow-up by Primary Care, except for one of the cases under investigation that is
in hospital admission pending diagnostic confirmation.

Thus, the confirmed and notified cases on the islands since the beginning of the alert and until today are as follows:


26 confirmed cases20 in Gran Canaria and six in Tenerife.


Five probable casespending confirmation, all notified in Gran Canaria.


a suspicious casepending confirmation, detected 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.

Described symptoms usually include
fever, headache, muscle aches, lymphadenopathy and tiredness. Between 1 and 5 days after the onset of fever,
a rash develops, which often begins on the face and then spreads to other parts of the body, although it tends to be more concentrated on the face and extremities than on the trunk. Symptoms usually last
between 2 to 4 weeks.

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