Spain’s health ministry has confirmed the country’s first death from monkeypox.
The news came after the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a global health emergency, according to Xinhua news agency.
So far, 4,298 cases of the virus have been confirmed in Spain and 120 people have been hospitalized for treatment, according to data collected by the National Epidemiological Surveillance Network (RENAVE).
Renev said 2,253 cases, i.e. 82.1 percent of the infection cases were the result of sexual intercourse. While 10.5 percent of the infection cases were reported through close non-sexual contact.
In Spain, the age of a person infected with this virus ranges from a 10-month-old child to an 88-year-old child.