Health defines specific cases who will receive monkeypox vaccine because of dosage limits


In the United Kingdom, despite having more vaccines, only 14% of close contacts and 69% of healthcare workers have accepted the offer of vaccination against the virus.

A laboratory technician analyzes samples of smallpox at La Paz University HospitalPablo Blazquez DominguezGetty Images

Spain already has 200 doses of the vaccine to combat the monkeypox outbreak. The chain of cases has not stopped since the first case was registered on May 19. In yesterday’s latest data update, the Carlos III Institute of Health has received samples from 439 suspicious cases of monkeypox or monkeypox and 225 positive cases have been confirmed.

Autonomous communities held meeting with the ministry yesterday during the meeting public health commission The use of the vaccine was reported in several cases and it was felt that Spain already had a limited amount of dosage.

some communities indicate “It’s desperate that no decision has been taken yetThis is due to the fact that yesterday’s meeting was informative about the status of monkeypox and decisions will be made tomorrow, Thursday at another meeting, in which Communities expect some firm decisions to be made.

While supplements are demanded in Spain, in United Kingdom They live in a different position. They have more than a thousand doses, but according to a recently published study Eurosurveillanceamong contacts considered high and medium risk, Only 14% of straits and 69% of health workers had accepted the offer of vaccination till 24th May.

In the draft of the vaccine presentation, which EL Mundo has access to, Vaccine candidates are classified as, it says “his Role in infection control as postexposure prophylaxis in close contact of confirmed or probable cases”.

and set The two scenarios in which he sequences the use of vaccines, Since the current number of vaccines is limited and vaccination recommendation requires a two-dose schedule, hardly a hundred people could, in theory, benefit.

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First, “It is recommended that vaccination be offered to persons classified as close contacts of confirmed and probable cases.This set includes close contact, direct contact with surfaces where there is a potential for border contagion during the infectious period, exposure to or contact with percutaneous wounds, health professionals handling specimens without adequate protection, and contact with corpses. Here, it is emphasized that “Special emphasis will be placed on gathering information about people having sex in the context of the risk involved with the case,

In the second scenario, Vaccinations will be offered to those at high risk of contact: people with immunosuppression, health professionals who have had close contact and laboratory personnel who handle samples from suspected or confirmed patients monkeypox,

Thus, in all these cases, as per the draft, “offer a dose of vaccineThe recommendation may be extended to 14 days after close contact with a confirmed or probable case to try to avoid the disease, and possibly to 14 days after contact to reduce its symptoms.

In addition, “if adequate vaccine supplies are available, Vaccination to be completed with second dose in 28 days The first dose is given in people who do not have a history of vaccination against smallpox. in the case they Vaccination history will be evaluated if necessary Administration of the second dose.

Mandatory notification of infection in the UK

In the United Kingdom, where the first cases were reported in Europe, Monkeypox is classified as a “reported infectious disease”. In a new effort by the UK Health and Safety Agency (UKHSA) to stop the spread of zoonotic viruses. The step Sweden took even before the first case was found. At the last count, They have already added 302 infections to the total.

it is considered New effort by the health agency to stop the spread of zoonotic viruses. Following the previous day’s amendment to the 2010 Sanitary Protection Act, the regulation will come into force from today, and Force doctors and laboratories into England To report each suspected case and positive test results.

Communicate and Diagnose Quickly necessary to interrupt transmission and prevent spread Monkeypox”, declared Wendy Shepherd, an expert at the UKHSA. The measure is currently limited to England (public health matters have been transferred to the Autonomous Administration), where the contagion also prevails.

As of June 5, a total of 302 infections were confirmed across the country.According to the latest official figures. Of these, 287 are located in England, ten in Scotland, three in Wales and two in Northern Ireland. Most of those affected are gay or bisexual men who have no travel ties to countries where the virus is endemic.

Monkeypox will happen in England from now on subject to health control for infectious diseases, such as measles, mumps, malaria, scarlet fever, tuberculosis and typhus, among others that have been reported in the past week. Both GPs and laboratories testing for zoonotic infections are required to report suspected or confirmed cases to local or regional authorities.

new classification Accelerating data collection from this zoonotic infection outbreak, which was detected in the UK in early May. for now, Studies have confirmed community transmission of the virus and its spread in homosexual environmentsAmong other points, but little has been known about the origin, routes of transmission and possible links between confirmed cases in Europe.

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