Spain reports 2nd monkeypox-related death
Madrid, Jul 30 (EFE).- Spanish health authorities on Saturday reported the country’s second monkeypox-related death.
It was the third confirmed monkeypox death outside Africa, after Brazil on Friday confirmed a patient had died from the illness.
Spain currently has the largest monkeypox outbreak in Europe, with some 4,298 recorded cases, according to its national epidemiological monitoring network RENAVE.
The first monkeypox death in Spain was reported in the northeast Valencia region by health authorities on Friday and was caused by encephalitis — swelling of the brain — triggered by the infection.
The World Health Organization last week declared the monkeypox outbreak to be a public health emergency of international concern.
Europe is experiencing the largest outbreak of monkeypox currently, while the United States has recorded 4,906, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The WHO has reported five confirmed monkeypox-related deaths in Africa. EFE