Spain reports first monkeypox-related death in Europe

Spain reported its first death related to monkeypox outbreak on Friday, in what is thought to be Europe’s first death from the disease and only the second outside of Africa.
Brazil reported earlier on Friday the first monkeypox-related death outside the African continent in the current wave of the disease, Reuters reported.
According to a World Health Organization report from July 22, only five deaths had been reported worldwide, all in the African region.
The WHO last Saturday declared the rapidly spreading outbreak a global health emergency, its highest level of alert.
In its latest report, the Spanish Health Ministry said 4,298 cases had been confirmed in the country. Of the 3,750 patients it had information on, it said 120 had been hospitalised – accounting for 3.2% – and one had died, without providing further details.
A spokesperson for the Health Ministry declined to give further details on the deceased person.
While millions are fretting whether they can afford another $1,000 on energy this year, others are still splashing out on $10,000 Hermes handbags as soaring prices leave wealthier people relatively unscathed.The post Spain reports first monkeypox-related death in Europe first appeared on Ariana News.

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