This woman is “directly linked to the chain of transmission of relationships between men”, announced the health authorities. While monkeypox currently mainly affected men, a first case in a woman was detected in the Madrid region. A contamination confirmed this Thursday by a PCR test announces the press agency Europa press, quoted by Telecincos. This woman is “directly linked to the chain of transmission of relations between men” without it being known to what extent. The mode of transmission would therefore not have evolved and would still be linked to sexual relations between men, like the contaminations detected so far. To read also: Monkeypox: sex, state of health, contact case… what do we know about the first person infected with the Monkeypox virus in Occitania? Spain particularly affected by the monkeypox virus Western country most affected by monkeypox, Spain currently has 84 positive cases, including 65 in the community of Madrid, explains Telecinco. 30 suspected cases are currently awaiting test results. It was in the region of the Spanish capital that the first cases were detected, the suspected source of contamination being a gay sauna which has since been closed. The European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) for its part said that a total of 219 cases had been identified across the globe. Read also: Monkey pox: Spain, the most affected country in the world, orders vaccines and drugs against Monkeypox
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