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First case of monkeypox in Italy identified

2022-05-19T11:34:04.126Z

A man returned from the Canary Islands at Spallanzani in Rome (ANSA) The first case of monkeypox  in Italy has been identified at the Spallanzani hospital in Rome . It is a man who returned after a stay in the Canary Islands who presented himself to the emergency room of Umberto I. Massachusetts health authorities also confirmed a case of monkeypox in a man who recently traveled to Canada after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the



The first case of monkeypox

 in Italy has been identified at the Spallanzani hospital in Rome

.

It is a man who returned after a stay in the Canary Islands who presented himself to the emergency room of Umberto I.

Massachusetts

health authorities

also confirmed a case of monkeypox in a man who recently traveled to Canada after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that they were monitoring the possible spread of this rare but potentially serious disease. viral.

The news comes on the same day that British

,

Spanish

and

Portuguese

health authorities

have reported new cases, increasing fears that the virus is spreading silently out of Central and West Africa where it is generally found.

The CDC is monitoring six Americans after they shared a flight with a British patient who tested positive for monkeypox. 

There are 23 suspected cases of monkeypox analyzed in Madrid: this can be learned from a press release from the Madrid Regional Health Department.

Monkeypox, the note explains, is a "very rare" disease that generally presents with "fever, myalgia, lymphadenopathy (swollen glands) and a rash on the hands and face, similar to chickenpox".

The health of suspect patients evolves "favorably".

although it is necessary to keep them "under observation" for the possibility that someone may need hospitalization, health authorities say.

In general, the statement adds, "its transmission occurs via the respiratory route", but, due to the characteristics of the 23 cases being analyzed, the suspicion is that the possible contagion could have occurred through "contact with the mucous membranes during sexual intercourse. ". 


Source: ansa

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