THE Spain announced that it is starting vaccinations against smallpox of monkeysbut will only apply to those people who are considered close contacts, ie have come in contact with an already confirmed case.
According to Reuters, the Iberian country is counting more than 242 confirmed caseswhile due to the lack of vaccines, only those described as “close contacts” of cases or those at high risk of becoming seriously infected with the virus can be vaccinated.
In fact, about 200 Bavarian Nordic Imvanex vaccines were received on Monday by the Spanish health authorities and the government intends to obtain more through the European Union vaccine purchase program.
More than 1,200 cases of monkey pox have been confirmed in about 30 countries where the disease is not endemic, most of them in Europe. In the last 24 hours, the number of infections in Spain has increased by nine.
Source: News Beast