Second case of suspected monkeypox in Tenerife

The case has been detected in Tenerife and it is a young man who presented the characteristic symptoms of this pathology and whose samples have been sent for analysis

CANARY ISLANDS7 Santa Cruz of Tenerife

Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has detected today a second possible case of monkeypox infection that is being treated at the Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria,
in Tenerife, without requiring hospital admission. The samples that will determine whether or not the diagnosis is confirmed have been sent to the National Microbiology Center in Madrid.

This second case corresponds to a young man, who meets, according to the epidemiological survey carried out, the criteria for notification and profile of cases that the Ministry of Health has registered as
monpox infection alertor, also known as Monkeypox. Given his favorable evolution, the patient must continue his process at home with the corresponding follow-up.

This is the second case under study in the Canary Islands after another was reported yesterday that is being treated by the University Hospital of Gran Canaria Dr. Negrín without requiring hospital admission and for which the result of the analysis of the diagnostic test sent to the hospital is awaited.
National Center for Microbiology. Like this second case, the patient from Gran Canaria is progressing favorably and is following his process at home. Both cases have no epidemiological relationship.

The infection

Monkeypox infection is a rare disease until now that causes fever, headache, swollen glands and rashes on the hands and face, similar to that caused by Chickenpox. The virus has a low capacity for human-to-human transmission and requires close, intimate contact. The period of
incubation ranges from 5 to 13 daysalthough sometimes it can reach up to 21.

This second case under investigation will be notified today to the Ministry of Health and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), as indicated in the protocols.

On May 15, the United Kingdom launched a
health alert to WHOaccording to international health regulations, after detecting the first four cases in Europe.

This alert has triggered the protocol on all c
health centers of the Canary Islands Health Service with the aim of early detection of possible cases that could be detected.

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