Health reports five cases of monkeypox since Tuesday

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Since the beginning of the alert, the Canary Islands have confirmed 163 positives and three cases under study, of which two are probable and one is suspicious.

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands confirms
five new cases and three under study for monkeypox since Tuesday. Therefore, from the beginning of the declaration of the health alert there is
163 confirmed casesof which 93 were detected in Gran Canaria, 63 in Tenerife, four in Fuerteventura, two in Lanzarote and one in La Palma.

All active cases are having mild symptoms and remain in home isolation receiving follow-up by Primary Care, except for one case that has required admission for minor complications that require hospital treatment.

Confirmed and notified in the Canary Islands

  • 163 confirmed cases, 93 in Gran Canaria, 63 in Tenerife, four in Fuerteventura, two in Lanzarote and one in La Palma

  • Two probable cases, pending confirmation, notified in Gran Canaria

  • A suspicious case, pending confirmation, notified in Tenerife

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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