Monkey pox: at least 12 people infected with Monkeypox virus in a tattoo parlor in Spain

A cluster of monkeypox cases has been identified in Andalusia.

Andalusia’s epidemiological surveillance system has detected a cluster of the monkeypox epidemic in a tattoo establishment in the province of Cádiz, reports RTVE Noticias.

At least 12 people who frequented this salon have been infected with the Monkeypox virus. This epidemic affects at least 12 people.

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Epidemiological investigation

An epidemiological investigation has been launched by the Ministry of Health and Family to identify other possible cases and contact persons.

The establishment, meanwhile, was closed as a preventive measure and was the subject of a thorough inspection.

“International Public Health Emergency”

The Spanish Ministry of Health recalls the importance of respecting the hygiene and cleaning instructions for accessories when performing tattoos or piercings, so as not to generate health risks for anyone.

On Saturday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the monkeypox outbreak an “international public health emergency” after more than 16,000 cases have already been reported in 75 countries, the majority of them in Europe, where the disease was not, until then, endemic.

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