Who is the monkeypox vaccine recommended for?

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monkey pox It already records 4,300 infections in Spain. Catalonia ha Updates cipher With 747 positive, the vast majority are men and more than 80 percent of infections are caused by relationships between men. Other routes lead to only a small percentage. it is recommended vaccination One personality that they have direct contact with infected already for men who usually keep sex with multiple partners Male.

two deaths in spain

monkey pox is already out Two victims in our country, The first two are registered in Europe and this continues to grow, but experts clarify that the incidence is still very low. In Spain, about 4,300 are infected and only 3% are hospitalized. Death has not worsened.

“The two deaths are not statistically significant, significant or cause for alarm data. The two cases that died were due to complications related to the basic problems of the patients”, said Quique Basat, epidemiologist at ISGlobal.

in Spain, 98% of infections are among men, of whom 83 per cent had maintained a relationship with each other, but The other 7% may have been infected by another route.

The most effective way monkeypox is spread is through direct contact with pustules caused by disease or body fluids, even through the air by very large droplets. “It can be through the air, but they require very large droplets,” says Mar Castle, a microbiologist at the Fatima Hospital in Seville.

In the UK, researchers have detected monkeypox DNA for the first time in the air of hospital sites Distance from the isolation room of the infected patient. Infection can also occur through contact with infected objects such as sheets.

“not only through the respiratory tract or close contact, but by fomiteThat is, sheets, towels … all clothing that has come into contact with an infected person can transmit the disease to another”, explains Juan José Badiola, Professor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Zaragoza.

monkeypox vaccination

To prevent the progression of the disease, it is recommended Vaccination of risk groups In this hospital in the United Kingdom, it is also given to health workers who care for infected people. Those over the age of 45 have already been vaccinated against smallpox and have remarkable protection.

“In people under the age of 45, the traditional smallpox vaccine is likely to be used in this case. That is what is being done. Not on a large scale, but in a very targeted way, with an at-risk approach to people with risk factors that could lead to transmission”, Basat explains.

Madrid is the community with the most cases It is followed by the majority in Catalonia, Barcelona, ​​which has today updated the number of infections with 747 positives, most of them men with an average age of 38.