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Spain confirms first death linked to monkeypox in Europe

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Reuters

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain reported its first monkeypox-related death on Friday, the Spanish health ministry said, in what is the first known death in Europe and the second outside Africa in the outbreak. current.

Brazil earlier Friday reported the first monkeypox-related death outside the African continent in the current outbreak.

In its latest report, Spain’s health ministry said 4,298 cases had been confirmed in the country. Of the 3,750 patients he had information on, 120 were hospitalized – or 3.2% – and one died, without providing further details.

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