Four of the six cases of monkeypox in the Canary Islands could be linked to the macrofiesta

Monkeypox already has a confirmed case in Gran Canaria, while another six are under study and pending confirmation of the disease and one has been ruled out.

Four of the six cases of monkeypox in the Canary Islands could be linked to the macrofiesta

Monkeypox already has a confirmed case in Gran Canaria, while another six are under study and pending confirmation of the disease and one has been ruled out.

Four of the six cases of monkeypox that have been detected so far are from men who participated in the private Gay Pride macro-party in Maspalomas (Gran Canaria), which was held from May 5 to 15, with around 200,000 people throughout its 11 days and some 80,000 on the day of the parade.

There are four cases, one confirmed and another three listed as probable, who participated in the pride party, while the other two cases under study are not linked to Gay Pride.

The young man from Tenerife who is being monitored and pending the results of the tests was not at these parties.

Health of the Canary Islands has notified that there is another case that it only considers suspicious, and another one that has already been ruled out, so there are now six. Both are not linked to risky sexual practices as in the rest of the cases, and indicate that the virus requires close intimate contact for its transmission.

In this way, there is a confirmed case from Gran Canaria, a case from Tenerife pending confirmation and three probable cases, all in Gran Canaria, which will be reported today corresponding to three young men whose evolution is also favorable, following their process at home, except for one of them who has been admitted for another pathology.

There is also a suspicious case, corresponding to a British tourist, registered in Fuerteventura.

The protocol of the Ministry of Health classifies cases between probable and suspected depending on whether the patient meets clinical criteria and epidemiological criteria (probable cases) or if they only present clinical criteria and in that case they would be considered a suspected case.


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