Spain’s health ministry reported a second death from monkeypox on Saturday, a day after the country announced the first death of a person infected with the virus.
“Out of 3,750 patients, 120 cases were hospitalized and two died”indicated Ministry’s Coordination Center for Health Alerts and Emergencies in its final report published this Saturday, without specifying the date of the second death.
In recent hours, the ministry issued a series of recommendations on its social networks and reminded the population that the symptoms of monkeypox are similar to those of the flu (fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, chills and tiredness). ), which is associated with swollen lymph nodes.
Monkeypox was declared a “global health emergency” by the World Health Organization last Saturday.
And he recalled that a rash appeared later, which in the current outbreak is more frequent with sores on the genitals and anus. It can also appear on the face and spread to other parts of the body.such as the soles of the hands and feet.
Monkeypox was declared a “global health emergency” by the World Health Organization (WHO) last Saturday, days after it warned that a vaccine alone could not stop the ongoing pandemic and called for measures to reduce the risk. are done.
A day earlier, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved the use of Danish company Bavarian Nordic’s Imvanex vaccine against human smallpox for use against monkeypox.
Since early May, when it was first detected outside African countries where it is endemic, The disease has affected more than 16,836 people in 74 countriesAs of July 22, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In Argentina, the health ministry confirmed on Thursday that there are already 24 positive cases of monkeypox, all male patients, with an average age of 36.