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Monkeypox cases rise to 760 in Italy

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Monkeypox cases rise to 760 in Italy

Rome, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) In a report published this Tuesday by the newspaper La Repubblica and other local media, the highest Italian health authority also indicated that 205 of those infected contracted the disease abroad.

Of the total cases, 749 are males and 11 are females, which corresponds to a tendency for males to be higher. The average age remains 37 years.

The highest toll of infections happens in the Lombardy region, with 322 cases, while Lazio has 138 so far, Emilia Romagna (75), while Veneto and Tuscany have so far tested 53 and 38, respectively.

A circular from the Italian health ministry issued earlier this month established a protocol that includes the immediate isolation of confirmed cases “to the edge of the explosion” as the virus falls.

Cases that do not require hospitalization should be sent to their homes according to locally defined procedures, with the application of extreme measures to avoid infection of cohabitants and other caregivers.

It also indicates the importance of early detection of infection and location of contacts of infected people as an essential action to contain the transmission of the virus and contain the pandemic.

On August 8, vaccination against the virus that causes the disease began in Italy, initially implemented in the most affected areas of the country and in population areas with a high risk of contracting it.

According to the source, initially the vaccination campaign is aimed at laboratory workers with possible direct exposure to the virus, homosexuals, transgender, bisexual and other men (MSM) who have sex with men, most of whom are presenting the infection.

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