The second person with monkeypox has died in Spain, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday, the day after announcing the first death in the country of a person infected with this virus.
“Of the 3,750 patients (…) 120 cases were hospitalized and two died,” said the Coordination Center for Health Alerts and Emergencies of the Ministry in the latest report published on Saturday, which the date of the second death was not determined.
In Spain, one of the countries with the most cases in the world, 4,298 people have been infected and one has died, the ministry’s Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies said in its report on Friday, without specifying the cause. or the cause. date of this death.
Cases in 78 countries
It was the first human death in Europe from monkeypox. Friday, Brazil announced one death, not knowing each time whether the virus was actually the cause of the deaths.
On July 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued the highest level of alert, the Public Health Emergency of International Concern (USPPI), to improve the fight against monkeypox. According to the WHO, more than 18,000 cases have been found worldwide since the beginning of May, except in endemic areas in Africa.
The disease has been reported in 78 countries, 70% of cases are concentrated in Europe and 25% in America, said on Wednesday the director of the organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Its early symptoms include a high fever, swollen lymph nodes, and a rash that resembles chickenpox.