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In a follow-up on the monkeypox outbreak in Spain, health officials now report a second death linked to the viral infection.

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The first death, announced on Friday by Health Ministry of the Region of Valencia was a 40-year-old man who was in intensive care in a hospital in the city of Alicante. His death was “caused by an infection-related encephalitis (inflammation of the brain).”

The second deceased person is a 31-year-old man who was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Reina Sofía University Hospital in Córdoba.

He was admitted to the intensive care unit with meningoencephalitis caused by the infection – in addition to the brain, the meninges are also affected.

About 120 people have had to be hospitalized since the start of the outbreak for this disease.

According to data from the National Epidemiological Surveillance Network (RENAVE), as of July 29, there has been a total of 4,298 confirmed cases of monkeypox reported.

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