Monkeypox: Spain is believed to have the first death in Europe

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One person died from monkeypox in Europe and was affected by the death: Spain. There was confirmation of the end from the Ministry of Health on Friday evening.

It is the first known death from the disease in Europe. The Ministry of Health in Madrid confirmed the death on Friday without giving details. The latest report on monkeypox also said there were 4208 confirmed cases in Spain.

Monkeypox: dead in Spain
Among them, it said, 3750 patients for whom more detailed information was available. One hundred twenty of them would be treated in clinics. Earlier on Friday, Brazil had reported death from monkeypox. It was the first case outside Africa.

What is monkeypox?
Monkeypox is a viral infection that is usually mild. Symptoms include fever, headache, and skin rashes that typically start on the face and spread to the rest of the body. The disease has spread worldwide since early May. More than 16,000 cases have been reported from more than 75 countries this year. In the past, the disease occurred mainly in West and Central Africa and very rarely elsewhere. Recently, however, monkeypox has also been increasingly reported in Europe.

Austria: 99 monkeypox cases recorded
In Germany, the Robert Koch Institute had recorded 2410 cases of monkeypox in the middle of the week. In the vast majority of cases, men who have had sexual contact with other men have fallen ill, according to the RKI. Women have been affected in only five points, and no cases have been reported in children. Austria recorded 99 cases of monkeypox as of July 22.

The World Health Organization (WHO) had recently stated that the rapid spread of the disease could be halted. This was possible with the right strategies in the right groups. On Saturday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared a global health emergency, the WHO’s highest alert level. Previously, the United Nations agency had only classified the Corona pandemic and polio as international health emergencies.

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