The Government of Castilla-La Mancha has registered the second case of monkeypox in the Autonomous Community. It is a 35-year-old man, a resident of the province of Toledo, and is not hospitalized.
The Ministry of Health notified this Friday that there are already 253 confirmed cases in total, which places Spain as the second country with the highest number of cases detected, only behind the United Kingdom. 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 five to 13 days, although it can sometimes be as long as 21, so a three-week quarantine is recommended for contacts.
The Health protocol, however, only establishes isolation for infected people.
The Government announced last Wednesday that it has acquired vaccines and antivirals against monkeypox through a joint purchase from the European Union, as happened during the Covid-19 pandemic.