Health accounts for nearly 3,000 cases in Spain

It World Health Organization (WHO) warned on May 20, five days after the UK sounded the alarm, with two cases, that new cases from monkey pox. In the same week, positives were registered in 12 countries. In Spain, a total of 2,835 cases of monkeypox have been reported, according to data as of July 15 from National Epidemiological Surveillance Network (RENAVE), which coordinates the Ministry of Health.

Up to 16 autonomous communities have registered positive: Madrid 1211, Catalonia 945, Andalusia 292, Valencian Community 86, Canary Islands 82, Balearic Islands 57, Basque Country 44, Aragon 33, Asturias 20, Galicia 18, Castilla-La Mancha 13, Castilla y León 10, Navarra 7, Extremadura 6, Murcia 6 and Cantabria 5.

From the case that have information, as many as 2,347 men and 20 women. Ages ranged from 3 to 76 years, with a median age of 37.

Health has a date of onset of symptoms in 2,143 cases, with the first reported case starting to show symptoms on April 26 and the last on July 11. However, Health has warned that there is a delay in notification of the third case SiViEs platform platformso data corresponding to the last days of the curve “should be interpreted with caution”.

As for the symptoms, most cases showed fever (56.6%), anogenital rash (49.8%) oral-buccal (39.9%) and in other locations (40.4%), local lymphadenopathy (45.5%) and asthenia. (38.0%).

A total of 54 patients, out of 1199 for which information was available (4.5%) experienced complications during their clinical course. The most frequent is secondary bacterial infection and thrush in the mouth. In total, there were 48 (4%) hospitalizations and no deaths.

Of the 867 people who received information about the route of transmission, 91.8 percent were caused by close contact in the context of a connection and 8.2 percent for close non-sexual contact.

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