Castilla y León does not have, to date, any detected case of monkeypox, of the total number of cases detected in recent days in Spain in relation to this disease.
Monkeypox is endemic in West and Central Africa and, although it has generated sporadic outbreaks outside the African continent, it has never previously circulated in Europe.
The United Kingdom was the first to sound the alarm on May 6. Ten days later, Portugal confirmed five cases on its territory and another 20 suspects. Now the virus seems to have spread to Spain, which has already confirmed eight cases and is investigating another twenty.