The Canary Islands adds a new case of monkeypox and already has 17 positives

Of the people infected by the virus, 12 belong to Gran Canaria and the other five to Tenerife

CANARY ISLANDS7 The Gran Canarian palms

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has confirmed a positive case since last Friday and reports five under study for a possible diagnosis of monkeypox. This assumes that there are in total from the start of the alert statement
health 17 confirmed cases in the Canary Islands12 in Gran Canaria and five in Tenerife.

Of the five new reported cases under study, one has been classified as
likely in Gran Canariaand the other four as suspects, detected one in Gran Canaria, two in Fuerteventura and one in Lanzarote.

All cases are having mild symptoms and,
except one suspect who is hospitalized for another pathology unrelated to monkeypox, the rest of the people are in home isolation and receiving follow-up by 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 reported cases

  • 17 confirmed cases, 12 in Gran Canaria and five in Tenerife.- One probable case pending confirmation, detected in Gran Canaria.

  • Four suspicious cases, pending confirmation, which have been detected, one in Gran Canaria, two in Lanzarote and another in Fuertentura

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.

What to do if I have symptoms?

The
Ministry of Health Remember 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. Among
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 trunk. Symptoms usually last between 2 to 4 weeks.

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