Madrid denounces Health barriers to receiving monkeypox vaccine

Madrid Community have scorned the obstacles Ministry of Health to receive vaccines against monkey poxmust justify individually every request.

Madrid detected its first case of monkeypox after an alert was launched by the UK two days earlier with the detection of the first infection. According to the latest figures, as of Tuesday, Madrid I have it 797 cases of monkeypox, 24 more than the previous day. Similarly, tests carried out for the presence of orthopoxvirus (the group of viruses responsible for smallpox) have ruled out another 226 cases. Since the first vaccine was received, the total 71 doses to close contact.

This Tuesday, Spain received the first 5,300 doses of Jynneos serum against monkeypox. Purchases that have been made by the European Commission through the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA). Two more deliveries are expected in the coming months.

These vaccines were added to the 200 doses of Invamex that Spain purchased from neighboring countries and which were already inoculated at the request of the Autonomous Community, following a protocol approved by the Public Health Commission, together with the Vaccine Report.

The incubation period (the interval between infection and the appearance of symptoms) is usually 6 to 16 days, although it can vary between 5 and 21 days. Based on this interval, the department headed by Enrique Ruiz Escudero assume that the peak of the epidemiological curve has been reachedalthough the Directorate General of Public Health of the Ministry of Health continues to carry out epidemiological surveillance work and tries to achieve ‘patient zero’ for location and control of transmission.

The Emergency Committee for International Health Regulation has acknowledged that the activity of the virus that causes monkeypox has been “neglected and poorly controlled for many years” in the African Region countries of the World Health Organization (WHO), although it believes the outbreak “is not a” state of emergency, a public health emergency of international concern. In the last balance, WHO has increased the number of confirmed cases to 3,413between January 1 and June 22, monkeypox in 50 countries worldwide and one death from this cause.

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