Two new confirmed cases of monkeypox in the Canary Islands

In total, and since the beginning of the alert, the islands have registered 22 positives and 10 under study, of which five are probable cases and another five are suspected.

CANARY ISLANDS7 The Gran Canarian palms

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands communicates
two confirmed cases and three under study for possible diagnosis of monkeypox since yesterday, of which one is probable and two are suspected. This means that there is a total since the beginning of the declaration of the health alert
22 confirmed cases, of which 16 were detected in Gran Canaria and six in Tenerife.

All cases are having
mild symptoms and remain in isolation home 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:

– 22 confirmed cases16 in Gran Canaria and six in Tenerife.

– Five probable cases pending confirmation, four in Gran Canaria and one in Tenerife.

– Five suspected casespending confirmation, that two have been detected in Gran Canaria, two in Tenerife and one in Lanzarote.

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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