An outbreak of legionellosis in Teruel forces two people to be hospitalized

The Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin of the Government of Aragon collects this Thursday an outbreak of legionellosis in Teruel. According to reports, it has taken place in a family environment and has forced two people to be hospitalized. The Environmental Health section took tests on the water in the home that were analyzed at the Teruel Public Health Laboratory, obtaining said result.

In addition, seven other cases of monkeypox have been reported in the Community between 22 and 28 August, bringing the total to 69. All but one were men, aged between 21 and 64, and in their most had a history of risky sexual practices.

The General Directorate of Public Health is already carrying out, as established by the protocol for the early detection and management of cases due to the monkeypox alert in Spain, the search and identification of possible close contacts, especially sexual contacts. Close contacts do not have to quarantine, although they are instructed to self-monitor their temperature once a day for 21 days after exposure and the recommendation to take extreme precautions and reduce social interactions as much as possible, constantly using the mask .

Three dead by Covid

Within the framework of the Covid, Aragón registered 249 new infections and three deaths last week. In addition, an outbreak occurred in a nursing home.

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