The Canary Islands adds a case of monkeypox and already has 11 positives


Of the people infected in the archipelago, six are from Gran Canaria and the other five from Tenerife

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands today confirms one positive case, one negative and reports four under study for a possible diagnosis of monkeypox. This means that there are a total of 11 confirmed cases in the Canary Islands, six in Gran Canaria and five in Tenerife, since the beginning of the declaration of the health alert.

The four new cases under study notified to the Coordinating Center for Alerts and Emergencies of the Ministry of Health for study correspond to three men classified as probable and one woman classified as suspected with a favorable evolution. These four new cases have been detected in Gran Canaria.

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

-11 confirmed cases, six in Gran Canaria and five in Tenerife.

- Six probable cases pending confirmation, detected in Gran Canaria.

- Seven suspicious cases, pending confirmation, that have been detected in Gran Canaria, except one in Fuerteventura.

- Six cases ruled out, of which five are residents of Gran Canaria and one corresponds to a tourist on vacation in Fuerteventura.

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 a case it is considered a suspected case.

The Ministry of Health reminds that people who present symptoms compatible with a diagnosis of monkeypox should call 012 (928 301 012 or 922 470 012) where they will be informed of what they should do and the assistance resource to which to 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 between 2 to 4 weeks.

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