The Canary Islands report one confirmed case and four under study of monkeypox


The accumulated number of infections in the archipelago amounts to 154

CANARY ISLANDS7 The Gran Canarian palms

Canary Islands notifies
one new case and four in study of monkeypox in the last 24 hours. In this way, the accumulated number of infections in the archipelago amounts to
154 from the beginning of the declaration of the health alert. Of these, 90 have been detected in Gran Canaria; 58 in Tenerife; four in Fuerteventura; one in La Palma; and another in Lanzarote.

The Ministry of Health of the regional government specifies, in a statement, that all active cases are having
mild symptoms and remain in home isolation receiving follow-up by Primary Care.

Also, there are
two probable cases reported in Gran Canaria and
yoususpected beeftwo in Tenerife and one in Lanzarote, pending confirmation.

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.

Data update

The Ministry of Health, at the same time, has reported that, starting next week, the General Directorate of Public Health will notify cases of monkeypox
only tuesdays and fridaysas the Ministry of Health and other autonomies already do.

Thus, the next day in which data on the evolution of this disease will be available will be Tuesday, August 30.

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