Bulgaria began to be affected by monkeypox
Bulgaria sees an increase in cases of monkeypox, with a new case confirmed in Bulgaria, according to the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases. The 23-year-old patient recently returned from Italy. He was admitted to a hospital in Plovdiv with fever and rash but in good general condition.
Since the end of June 2022 and the first cases of monkeypox in Bulgaria, two men were infected following a trip to Spain and Great Britain. The third infected person registered a few days later was in contact with one of them.
Indeed, Spain is heavily affected by monkeypox, with two deaths and Spain currently has 4,298 monkeypox patients, according to Spanish authorities. 120 people are hospitalized throughout the country.
A vaccine exists against the virus responsible for monkeypox, but its deployment is slow. In France, 32,486 doses were available on July 27. Finding an appointment to be vaccinated remains difficult. For example, in Paris, the city most affected by the epidemic, no vaccination slot is available on the Doctolib platform as of this writing.