The health authorities of Portugal and Spain on Friday reported nine and 14 new confirmed cases of monkey poop on Friday, bringing the total number of cases in each country above 20, the highest number of outbreaks to date.
23 confirmed cases have now been identified in Portugal, while 21 cases have been reported in Spain. A further 21 suspected cases are under investigation in Spain, 19 in the Madrid region, one in the Canary Islands and one in Andalusia, the health authority said.
Monkey pox is a usually mild viral infection. Symptoms include fever, headache and skin rash.
Several cases have been detected in the UK – where authorities offer a smallpox vaccine to healthcare professionals and others who may have been exposed – and others in other parts of Europe, including France, Italy and Belgium.
Spain is assessing various therapeutic options, such as antiviral drugs and vaccines, but so far all cases have mild symptoms and therefore no specific ad hoc treatment has been needed, Spanish Health Minister Carolina Darias told reporters on Friday.
The Portuguese cases remain under clinical follow-up, but none have been admitted as they are all stable, the health authority said.
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Cases of monkey pox in Spain and Portugal each exceed 20
Source link Cases of monkey pox in Spain and Portugal each exceed 20