Health records four new cases of monkeypox and six under study in the Canary Islands

Since the beginning of the alert, the islands have registered 32 positives and ten are under study

CANARY ISLANDS7 The Gran Canarian palms

Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands counts four new confirmed cases and six under study, of which four are probable and two suspected, due to a possible diagnosis of monkeypox since yesterday. This means that there is a total since the beginning of the declaration of the health alert
32 confirmed casesof which 23 were detected in Gran Canaria and nine in Tenerife.

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

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

Confirmed and notified:

  • 32 confirmed cases, 23 in Gran Canaria and nine in Tenerife.

  • Seven probable cases, pending confirmation, six notified in Gran Canaria and one in Tenerife.

  • Three suspicious cases, pending confirmation, two notified in Gran Canaria and one in Tenerife

What do I do if I have suspicious symptoms?

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
only presents clinical criteria and in such a case it is considered a suspicious case.

The Ministry of Health reminds that people who present symptoms compatible with a diagnosis of monkeypox should call the
012 (928 301 012 or 922 470 012) where they will be informed of what they should do and the assistance resource to which they should go. Remember that this service is in operation 24 hours a day every day of the year.

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

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