Three new positive cases of monkeypox in the Canary Islands


In total, and since the beginning of the alert, the islands have registered 20 positives and seven are under study, of which three are probable cases and four suspects.

CANARY ISLANDS7 The Gran Canarian palms

Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands notifies
three confirmed cases and two probable cases under study for possible diagnosis of
monkey pox since yesterday. This means that in total, since the beginning of the declaration of the health alert, the number of confirmed cases remains at 20 in the Canary Islands, 15 in Gran Canaria and five in Tenerife. The three confirmed cases in the last 24 hours have been identified in Gran Canaria.

All cases are having
mild symptomatology and, except for 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:

– 20 confirmed cases15 in Gran Canaria and five in Tenerife.

– Three probable cases pending confirmationall detected in Gran Canaria.

– Four suspected casespending confirmation, that one has been detected in Gran Canaria, one in Lanzarote and two 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.

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