The Ministry of Health and Consumption of the Govern has confirmed this Tuesday the first case of monkeypox in the Balearic Islands, specifically on the island of Formentera. As reported by the Ministry through a press release, he is a 42-year-old tourist of Italian nationality residing in the United Kingdom, who is in good health.
The patient was treated at the Formentera Hospital last Friday for presenting skin lesions, which is why a microbiological test was carried out that determined positivity for monkeypox disease, reports Europa Press.
The tourist, who until now was staying in a hotel in Formentera, He will remain admitted to the hospital to closely monitor him and guarantee his isolation until the end of the regulatory period.
For its part, the General Directorate of Public Health, following the protocols of the Ministry of Health, has initiated the survey of possible close contacts. So far, only his partner has been determined as close contact, who does not have compatible symptoms and will only have to remain under surveillance.
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