Cases of monkeypox in Madrid rise to 275 after adding 25 new positives in the last day

Until this Thursday, the Community of Madrid has recorded a total of 275 positive cases of monkeypox or monkeypox, which represents 25 more confirmed infections in the last 24 hours.

Cases of monkeypox in Madrid rise to 275 after adding 25 new positives in the last day

Until this Thursday, the Community of Madrid has recorded a total of 275 positive cases of monkeypox or monkeypox, which represents 25 more confirmed infections in the last 24 hours.

Likewise, the tests carried out on the presence of orthopoxvirus (the group of viruses responsible for smallpox) have ruled out another 112 cases, sources from the Ministry of Health have indicated to Europa Press.

Specifically, the Community detected the first cases of monkeypox on May 17, after the alert launched by the United Kingdom two days earlier with the detection of the first cases of monkeypox. The incubation period (interval between infection and onset of symptoms) for monkeypox is usually 6 to 16 days, although it can range from 5 to 21 days.

Based on these intervals, the department headed by Enrique Ruiz Escudero considers that the peak of the epidemiological curve has been reached, although the General Directorate of Public Health of the Ministry of Health continues with the work of epidemiological surveillance and tries to reach the ' patient zero' for the location and control of transmission.

Monkeypox is a rare zoonotic disease, that is, it can be transmitted between animals and humans, with symptoms such as fever, headache and muscle pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills, exhaustion, as well as rashes on the hands and face, similar to those produced by traditional smallpox, although less serious.

According to the WHO, the mortality rate has varied in the different epidemics, but has been less than 10 percent in documented events.

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