17 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the Canary Islands, twelve in Gran Canaria and five in Tenerife

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has raised the number of confirmed cases of monkeypox in the Canary Islands to 17 since the beginning of the alert and until today, 12 in Gran Canaria and five in Tenerife.

17 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the Canary Islands, twelve in Gran Canaria and five in Tenerife

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has raised the number of confirmed cases of monkeypox in the Canary Islands to 17 since the beginning of the alert and until today, 12 in Gran Canaria and five in Tenerife.

In addition, there is a probable case pending confirmation, detected in Gran Canaria, and four suspected cases, pending confirmation, which have been detected one in Gran Canaria, one in Lanzarote and two in Fuerteventura.

Since last Friday, Canarian Health has identified a new positive case and reports five under study for a possible diagnosis of monkeypox.

Of the five new reported cases under study, one has been classified as probable in Gran Canaria, and the other four as suspicious, one detected in Gran Canaria, two in Fuerteventura and one in Lanzarote.

All the cases are having mild symptoms and, except for one suspect who is hospitalized for another pathology unrelated to monkeypox, the rest of the people are in home isolation and receiving follow-up by Primary Care. Symptoms of monkeypox typically include fever, headache, muscle aches, lymphadenopathy, and tiredness.

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