Confirmed a new case of monkeypox in the Community during the past epidemiological week

The General Directorate of Public Health of the Junta de Castilla y León has declared a single new positive for monkeypox during the last epidemiological week, 34/2022; This case has been communicated to the Coordination Center for Health Alerts and Emergencies of the National Health System.

This is a middle-aged man, without hospital admission, treated in Burgos.

The Epidemiology Services of the Autonomous Administration have informed this person of the prophylactic, assistance and isolation measures to follow, in accordance with the protocols established by the international and national health authorities for the care, control and surveillance of the disease. ‘Monkeypox’; Likewise, its evolution is being monitored and the corresponding studies of close contacts have been carried out.

Given the current epidemiological and care situation for this pathology in the Community, with a currently limited count of positives, the Ministry of Health reports on Mondays the cases declared the previous week, preserving to the maximum the rights of patients to their privacy and privacy. confidentiality and secrecy of your medical history.

With this new confirmation, to which we must add two more cases corresponding to previous epidemiological weeks that are now updated, the Community adds 66 cases of monkeypox, distributed provincially as follows: one in Ávila, fourteen in Burgos, nine in León, three in Palencia, eight in Salamanca, two in Segovia, two in Soria; and twenty-seven in Valladolid; the age of the affected people ranges between twenty-two and 61 years.

It should also be noted that after reviewing one of the cases declared in the province of Leon due to the clinical evolution of the patient and having undergone new tests, his previous diagnosis of monkeypox has been ruled out.

More information about this viral disease (symptomatology, transmission, diagnosis, evolution, prophylactic and isolation measures,…), on the website of Salud Castilla y León: What is monkeypox?


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