Spain reports first monkeypox-related death: Ministry | World News

Spain reported its first monkeypox-related death on Friday, which is believed to be the first death linked to the current outbreak in Europe.

Spain is one of the worst affected countries in the world and 4,298 people have been infected with the virus, according to the Ministry of Health’s Emergency and Alert Coordination Center.

“Of the 3,750 (monkeypox) patients with available information, 120 cases were hospitalized (3.2 percent) and one case has died,” the center said in a report, following a fatal accident in Brazil linked to the disease. illness, the first death outside the United States. Africa.

An official would not provide the specific cause of death for the fatality pending the outcome of an autopsy.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency on Saturday.

More than 18,000 cases have been discovered outside of Africa since early May, according to the WHO.

It has been detected in 78 countries with 70 percent of cases in Europe and 25 percent in the Americas, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Wednesday.

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