Spain has most Monkeypox cases in the world and two are in the Canary Islands
The health authorities in Spain and Italy are following the trail of confirmed infections of the so-called ‘Monkeypox’, and are trying to confirm whether the Maspalomas Pride in Gran Canaria, between May 5th and 15th, is a source of contagion.
The first positive case in the islands was an Italian who, according to 'El País' newspaper, had attended the celebrations Maspalomas, as had some others who also have the disease in Madrid, and the second case is being treated at the HUC in Tenerife.
For now, Spain is the country with the most infections which is influenced by its status as a tourist destination and the virtual absence of health controls for mobility.
Five more regions of the country have detected suspected cases of Monkeypox in the last 48 hours, meaning that seven regions are now actively investigating contagions of the disease, from which new positive infections are expected to be confirmed, as announced by the Ministry of Health.
As of now, the health departments of the Basque Country, Andalusia, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura, and Galicia confirmed yesterday (Friday) that they are investigating their first suspected cases, which must be confirmed by the National Centre for Microbiology in Madrid.
These suspected cases join the first ones detected in the Canary Islands and the outbreak in Madrid, the largest to date since the regional government has confirmed 30 patients infected with non-human smallpox, of which seven are already confirmed to be Monkeypox. In addition, there are another 15 possible cases still unconfirmed.
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