The Spanish Ministry of Health announced this Friday that the country has accumulated 4,942 confirmed cases of monkeypox since the start of the outbreak in that European country.
CMIO.org in sequence:
Spain confirms second death from monkeypox
So far, the positive cases come from 17 Autonomous Communities, with Madrid and Catalonia registering the highest rates of infection with 1,817 and 1,558 people diagnosed, respectively.
Spain ���� just announced their monkeypox update:
Catalonia: +95 (1,558)
Andalusia: +78 (623)
Valencian: +48 (284)
Madrid: +32 (2,028)
Galicia: +29 (71)
There are now 79 (1.5%) female cases in Spain
Total added cases: +321
Total cases in Spain: 5,194
— Monkeypoxtally (@Monkeypoxtally)
August 5, 2022
Likewise, the agency reported that the region of Andalusia has reported 601 positives, followed by the Valencian Community (284), the Basque Country (130), the Canary Islands (118), the Balearic Islands (111), Galicia (71), Aragon (47) , Asturias (47), Castilla y León (41), Castilla-La Mancha (36), Murcia (26), Extremadura (21), Cantabria (18), Navarra (12) and La Rioja (4).
“A total of 237 patients of the 3,546 (6.9 percent) presented complications throughout their clinical process. The most frequent were mouth ulcers and secondary bacterial infections”, underlined the text of the Spanish health portfolio.
So far, Spain has hospitalized 139 patients, which represents 2.8 percent, and only two deaths have been reported as a result of the disease. The highest health authority also specified that at least 80.6 percent were infected through sexual contact.
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The National Epidemiological Surveillance Network reported that Spain remains the European country with the highest numbers of monkeypox infections and the second on an international scale, after the United States (USA), which declared a health emergency on Thursday before the outbreak.
Disclaimer: Via Telesur – Translated by RJ983
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