ECDC has already reported 557 cases of monkeypox worldwide, up from 338 in the last week


According to the European Center for Disease Control, 119 more cases have been reported in a week.

The National Center for Microbiology's Arbovirus and Critical Viral Diseases Laboratory, this Friday.  Researchers at the Carlos III Health Institute have obtained the first draft of the complete sequence of the virus that causes monkeypox that is transmitted from samples from 23 patients in Spain.  This has been achieved by a team from the Institute's Arbovirus Laboratory and Genomics and Bioinformatics Units dependent on the Ministry of Science and Innovation—and the achievement will allow more advanced analyzes to be carried out to obtain data on its behavior and better.  Understand its origin, circulation and spread.
Carlos III Institute of Health.EFE
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The European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) has reported that a total of 557 cases have been reported worldwide since the outbreak began, with 338 in the past week, 119 more than the previous week. There will already be 321 cases in the 17 member states in the EU/EEA region.

Thus, from the last update from May 25 to May 31, there have been 202 confirmed cases of monkeypox in EU/EEA member states: Spain (69), Portugal (59), Netherlands (20), Germany (16), France (12), Italy (9), Belgium (6), Czech Republic (4), Ireland (2), Sweden (2), Finland (1), Malta (1) and Slovenia (1).

Meanwhile, on the same dates, they have been notified 136 confirmed cases outside the EU/EEA, Notably, cases have been reported from United Kingdom (108), Canada (11), United States (7), United Arab Emirates (3), Argentina (2), Switzerland (2), Israel (1). , and Thailand (1). In cases reported from outside the EU/EEA, the ECDC cautions that they are collected through official websites and a selection of media sources.

And since May 14, 2022, when the UK Health Protection Agency (UKHSA) first reported cases, there have been 321 cases in the EU/EEA: Austria (1), Belgium (10), Czech Republic (5), Denmark (2), Finland (1), France (17), Germany (21), Ireland (2), Italy (14), Malta (1), Netherlands (26), Portugal (96), Slovenia (two), Spain (120)Sweden (3).

Meanwhile, outside the EU/EEA, as well as in the US, Australia and Asia, 236 cases were reported: Argentina (2), Australia (2), Canada (26), Israel (2), Mexico (1), Switzerland (4), Thailand (1), the United Arab Emirates (4), the United Kingdom (179), and the United States (15).

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Many countries have reported Matters that appear to be related to events in Spain (Madrid and Canary Islands) and Belgium (Antwerp). While the majority of cases outside the UK, Canada and the US are related to travel. However, many countries also report cases with no known epidemiological link due to foreign travel, other cases, contact with animals, or attendance at specific events.

In Most cases are young men, Those who self-identify as men who have sex with men (MSM). There have been no deaths. The clinical presentation is generally described as mild, in most cases presenting with lesions on the genital or perigenital region, indicating transmission through close physical contact during sexual activity. is likely to.

ECDC provides laboratory support to Member States and collaborates with stakeholders on risk communication activities, such as messaging to the general public and MSM communities, and provides guidance to countries hosting summer events. ECDC also provides guidance on storage and transportation of clinical samples, case and contact management and contact tracing, guidance on IPC, cleaning and disinfection in health care settings and homes, and vaccination approaches.

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