Monkeypox cases continue to rise in Catalonia 152 new cases Registered according to data released this Friday by the Ministry of Health of the Generalitat. Since the start of counting people affected by the disease, 1,558 cases have already been registered in the Catalan Autonomous Community.
From the moment the first case was detected in Spain, the Epidemiological Surveillance Network of Catalonia has received 2,248 notices of probable cases or suspected, a figure that has been rising steadily and that hitherto mainly affects men aged 20 to 60, who started with their first symptoms between May 5 and July 31.
Vaccination has become an important weapon to combat this disease. The Health Department has vaccinated from July 21 1.045 persons Against monkeypox. This procedure has always been performed at the Barcelona Medical Centers of the Hospital Clinic, the BCN Checkpoint and the Drassens-Val d’Hebron STI Unit, with relevant prior appointment.
Health experts state that most people affected by monkeypox have fever, asthenia (weakness), lymphadenopathy (swelling of the lymph nodes), exanthema (rash) and sores located in the genital, perioral (mouth) or perianal (anus). ) although they have also appeared elsewhere. To date, the most serious diseases described are proctitis (inflammation of the rectum) and damage to the eyes. In some of these cases hospitalization has become necessary but those affected have already been discharged.