• Health The Community of Madrid confirms a case of monkeypox in a 7-month-old baby

The 7-month-old baby infected with monkeypox or

simian pox

has a "good clinical evolution", like his parents.

This was stated this Thursday by the Minister of Health of the

Community of Madrid


Enrique Ruiz Escudero

, who has also advocated continuing to increase


, both of direct contacts and risk groups.

During a visit to the Guadarrama Hospital, the head of Madrid's Health Department explained that

it is a contagion resulting from daily activity with his parents

, both infected with


, and it is an isolated and punctual case.

Both the baby and his parents

were vaccinated and the minor is kept in isolation at home


"They present good clinical evolution, like practically all the cases that have been detected" in the region, Ruiz Escudero has indicated, who has congratulated himself on this.

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In addition, the counselor has detailed that so far

192 doses of the monkeypox vaccine have been administered in the region

: 146 post-exposure and 45 pre-exposure.

"We must continue with the campaign of awareness, sensitivity, and above all what Madrid has asked to continue increasing vaccination with pre-exposure," he settled.

Monkeypox vaccination


Community of Madrid

has begun this week to administer the pre-

exposure vaccine


people between 18 and 45 years of age who engage in high-risk sexual practices

upon request by prior appointment and fifty daily gaps.

The Community of

Madrid will receive 1,835 doses of the 5,300 doses of the Jynneos vaccine



that arrived in Spain at the beginning of the month for the vaccination of monkeypox or monkeypox, a purchase that has been carried out by the European Commission through the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA).

The Minister of Health has stressed on several occasions that

some 6,000 doses would be needed in the region to carry out pre-exposure vaccination

, well below those that will actually reach the region.

Spain, in any case, expects to receive another two batches of vaccines and

bought 200 doses of Invamex

from a neighboring country.

Of the slightly more than 90 received by the Community of Madrid, according to the Ministry, practically all have been administered.

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