The Canary Islands once again add cases of monkeypox and there are already six positives on the islands. This has been reported by the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, which has reported two positive cases of people residing in Gran Canaria whose samples have been analyzed at the National Center for Microbiology.
Therefore, the confirmed and notified cases in the Canary Islands since the beginning of the alert and until today, are all male and with a favorable evolution. In total there are six confirmed cases, three in Gran Canaria and three in Tenerife, six probable cases pending confirmation, detected in Gran Canaria and four suspected cases pending confirmation, detected in Gran Canaria, except one in Fuerteventura.
From the analyzes carried out, one of the cases considered as suspicious has been ruled out.
Likewise, today, six new cases of monkeypox have been notified to the Coordinating Center for Alerts and Emergencies of the Ministry of Health for study. These are five men and one woman who are progressing favorably and whose samples will be sent today for study at the National Center for Microbiology. Three of the cases have been classified as probable because they meet the clinical and epidemiological criteria, while the other three respond to suspected cases by presenting only clinical criteria. The six new cases under study reside in Gran Canaria.
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 it only presents clinical criteria and in such case it is considered a suspected case.