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A 22-year-old woman becomes the first case of monkeypox in Liguria-English

(ANSA)-A 22-year-old woman who returned from Rome-Canary Islands on Monday on May 27 became the first case of monkeypox in Liguria.

Women living in Levante Ligure are believed to be the 10th or 11th case of smallpox in Italy.

Some cases are related to the Canary Islands.

Italy has been given about 5 million effective vaccines against monkeypox and is finally ready for an increase in infectious diseases, Andrea Costa said Friday.

“The Higher Health Institute (ISS) has already stated that 5 million doses are available, so we’re ready to move on if the need arises,” Costa told Rai TV.

“We need to make it clear that we are not facing an emergency of monkeypox.

“We are facing a situation where we need to focus and monitor.

“The disease is not comparable to COVID, and about 40% of the population vaccinated against smallpox virus has about 85% protection, so it does not affect the entire population. “

More than 200 cases of pox have been reported in about 20 countries, affecting many gay men. (ANSA).

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