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Aragon has yet to vaccinate against monkeypox out of 52 received

From the last week of July, already in Aragon, 52 doses of monkeypox vaccineOut of 5,300 that the ministry has distributed among communities try to stop the spread of the virusAlthough so far, as confirmed by the Ministry of Health yesterday, none have been administered yet, These units are available to infectious disease services of hospitals to vaccinate people who meet the criteria set by the ministry.

Monkeypox, also known as monkeypox or MPX, is a disease that 4,298 cases have been reported (45 of them in Aragon) and two deaths in Spain, the country with the second highest number of cases (4,298) after the US – Cordoba and the Valencian Community – and which has been declared a global public health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The vaccination strategy approved by the Public Health Commission is taken into account limited dosage availabilityWaiting for the central government to receive a New consignment of 7,000 units, Among the recommendations to prioritize the administration of serum is Improving the condition of infected people and preventing infection in at-risk populations, Pre-exposure vaccination gives priority to people under the age of 45 who engage in high-risk sexual practices, especially men who have sex with other men. document Recommend vaccination after exposure For close contact with confirmed cases, especially those at high risk of serious illness (children, pregnant women and people with immunosuppression), as well as healthcare workers. ministry advocates Administer one dose and give another dose if more units are available, In post-exposure vaccination, moreover, this would be done in the first four days after the first contact, although it may be offered for up to 14 days.

“Community is transmission”

Nacho de Blas, a veterinary epidemiologist, admitted yesterday that “Community broadcasting” has begun After the detection of some cases of this disease, for example, in children and women and affecting not only a specific group.

In a statement to Aragon Radio, he explained that more than 2% of cases occur in healthcare professionals: “You have to take preventive measures And those with the greatest contact with infected patients should be vaccinated, or vaccinated against smallpox because they are over the age of 44 or 46.” An issue of concern, he said, “is the risk that The disease can reach European rodent populations. , and become an endemic disease”.

Figure: 45 confirmed cases in Aragon

The Epidemiological Bulletin, published last Thursday, reported 45 cases, all of them men aged 23 to 58 and, except one, all had a close history of high-risk sexual practices.

in spain

According to data from the National Epidemiological Surveillance Network (RENEW), reports up to July 29 have come 4,298 cases of monkeypox across the country, with a mean age of 37 years. Spain is the second country in the world with the most cases, surpassed only by the United States (4,907). It has also been the first country in Europe to confirm two deaths.

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