(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Spain's Ministry of Health Tuesday confirmed 15 new cases of
monkeypox, bringing the country's total number of cases to 51,
citing Xinhua .
Health Minister Carolina Darias said the country was testing for
the virus, 'We are seeing more and more negative results and we
hope that this is the trend.'
The Community of Madrid has the most cases, with 47 people
confirmed to have been infected by the virus, with most of these
cases linked to a sauna in the city center. There are two cases in
the Canary Islands and two in the Community of Andalusia in the
south of the country.
A further 20 suspected cases are currently being analyzed.
Government spokesperson Isabel Rodriguez said Tuesday that for
the moment there are no plans to vaccinate those under 40 years of
age who have not been previously vaccinated against smallpox.
On Wednesday the Public Health Commission and the
Inter-territorial Health Council will meet to discuss possible
actions to limit the outbreak.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were at
least 131 confirmed cases of monkeypox and 106 suspected cases of
the disease in 19 countries since the first was reported on May
Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease that occurs primarily in
the tropical rainforest areas of central and west Africa and is
occasionally exported to other regions.
Initial symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headache, muscle
ache, backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills and exhaustion. A rash
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