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Spain reports 12 additional monkeypox cases

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The Spanish Ministry of Health has confirmed 12 new cases of monkeypox, bringing the total number of cases to 132.

Spain, followed by the United Kingdom, has the most confirmed cases of the disease in the current outbreak, according to the Xinhua news agency.

Although the health ministry did not specify where the positive cases originated, at least 96 were from the Madrid Region, with six from the Canary Islands, nine from Catalonia, three from the Basque region, four from Andalusia, and one from each of the Autonomous Communities of Aragon and Galicia.

All of the patients are said to have mild symptoms and are being kept at home.

According to the World Health Organization, monkeypox virus spreads through close contact with lesions, body fluids, respiratory droplets, and contaminated materials such as bedding.

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