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Italian monkeypox cases range from 18 to 662

(ANSA) – ROME, Aug 16 – The number of monkeypox cases in Italy rose by 18 from Friday to 662, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

The ministry said there were 185 cases related to overseas travel.

The cases involved 652 men and 10 women, reflecting gender differences around the world.

The average age of those infected is 37.

The region with the highest number of cases is Lombardy, with 291, an increase of eight. Lazio are 121, three more.

The number of cases in each region of Italy is as follows: Abruzzo 2. Campania 21; Emilia-Romagna 70 (+1); Friuli Venezia Giulia 11; Lazio 121 (+3); Liguria 13; Sicily 5 (+1); Tuscany 31 (+1); PA Bolzano 1; PA Trento 3;

Italy has started its monkeypox vaccination campaign, with the first injection given last Monday at the Spallanzani hospital in Rome, followed by the rest of Bologna and Emilia-Romagna starting last Tuesday.

Two other priority regions, Lombardy and Veneto, began administering the vaccine late last week.

On July 23, the World Health Organization announced that monkeypox is a “global health emergency”.

Immunization campaigns are not large-scale efforts like COVID-19, but rather those most at risk of infection, such as gays, transgenders, bisexuals, and other men who have sex with men, as well as those likely to be exposed. is directed to the staff of a certain laboratory. Orthopox virus.

Spallanzani is the best infectious disease hospital in Italy and treated its first coronavirus patient in early 2020.

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