No new cases of monkeypox in the Canary Islands, in a week

Since the beginning of the alert, the islands have confirmed 158 positives and ten cases under study, of which four are probable and six are suspected.

The
Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands reports ten cases of monkeypox under study since Tuesday with no new cases recorded in the last four days. Therefore, from the beginning of the declaration of the health alert there is
158 confirmed casesof which 91 were detected in Gran Canaria, 61 in Tenerife, four in Fuerteventura, one in La Palma and another in Lanzarote.

All active 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:

– 158 confirmed cases, 91 in Gran Canaria, 61 in Tenerife, four in Fuerteventura, one in La Palma and one in Lanzarote.

– Four probable cases, pending confirmation, two notified in Gran Canaria and two in Lanzarote.

– Six suspected cases, pending confirmation, three notified in Tenerife, one 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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