The Government of Castilla-La Mancha has registered the first case of monkeypox in the Autonomous Community. This is a 31-year-old man, a resident of the province of Toledo, who was infected in Madrid.
So far, all patients are mild at home. The usual symptoms of the disease are fever, head and body aches, swollen glands and rashes on the hands and face, similar to those caused by chickenpox.
The incubation period ranges from 5 to 13 days, although it can sometimes be up to 21 days, so a three-week quarantine is recommended for contacts. The Health protocol, however, only establishes isolation for infected people.