A tattoo parlor in San Fernando, 10 kilometers outside Cadiz, is linked to the outbreak with at least a dozen people infected. The salon doing tattoos, micropigmentation and piercings was inspected by the authorities. The outbreak was reported to the epidemiological surveillance system in Andalusia and investigation is in full swing.
Spanish health authoritiesThe importance of carrying out tattoos and piercings correctly so that they do not pose risks to the health of the users or the workers themselves.“
Spain is the country in Europe with the most reported cases with around 3,500 cases and the number is rising. But the infection is spreading all over the world and it is expected that Spain will soon overtake more countries, particularly the United States.
On Saturday, the World Health Organization declared monkeypox an international health emergency. They have asked states to establish protocols for conducting diagnostic tests and to prepare facilities to isolate suspected cases. And that there is intensive vaccination of patients or those who are likely to be infected with the prevention of human vaccine. However, this is still only produced by the Danish North Bavarian laboratory and in small quantities.
The World Health Organization has also stated that sick people and their closest contacts should not travel, so that the virus does not spread further. Declare a state of emergency It gives the WHO the power to make recommendations that countries should follow, even if At the last end It is every government that decides what are they Should you do or what specific measures should be taken.
WHO experts are divided on raising the alert level for monkeypox to the highest level, but agency director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Established To support the declaration of an international emergency.
Monkeypox is a viral disease that originates in Africa as it was discovered as early as 1958 in monkeys, but the disease has not yet spread widely. 95 percent of sufferers so far are gay men, but the spread of tattoos by artists could of course expand this quickly to more groups.
The majority of those infected have only mild or moderate symptoms with fever, nausea, fatigue, and characteristic blisters on the skin. But deaths do occur, so far only five deaths have been recorded, all in West Africa and the patient usually recovers after two to four weeks.
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