Cases of monkey pox continue to increase in Canary Islands. The Ministry of Health notified this Thursday two new cases and three under investigation of monkeypox since yesterday. Therefore, from the beginning of the declaration of the health alert there is 136 confirmed casesof which 83 were detected in Gran Canaria47 in Tenerifefour in Fuerteventuraone in The Palm and another in Lanzarote.
All active cases are having mild symptoms and remain in home isolation receiving follow-up by Primary Care.
Thus, the confirmed and notified cases in the Canary Islands since the beginning of the alert and until today are as follows:
136 confirmed cases, 83 in Gran Canaria, 47 in Tenerife, four in Fuerteventura, one in La Palma and one in Lanzarote.
Four suspected cases, pending confirmation, two reported in Tenerife and two in Lanzarote.
The protocol of the Ministry of Health classifies cases between probable and suspected depending on whether the patient meets clinical criteria and epidemiological criteria (probable cases) or if it only presents clinical criteria and in such a case it is considered a suspected case.