The Spanish Ministry of Health has confirmed the country’s second death from the monkeypox virus.
The news comes less than 24 hours after the ministry reported the first death from the disease on Friday evening, Xinhua news agency reported.
It is also the second death reported in Europe.
The identity of the victims has not been disclosed. The first victim was a resident of Comunidad Valenciana in the east Spain and died of infection-related encephalitis.
According to data collected by the National Epidemiological Vigilance Network (RENAVE), 4298 cases of the virus have been confirmed in Spain (with 64 of them women), while 120 people needed hospital treatment.
The data also show that more than 80 percent of infections came as a result of a sexual relationship, while the infection in 10.5 percent of cases came through close non-sexual contact.
The average age of a person infected with monkeypox in Spain is 37 years old, although cases have been recorded in a 10-month-old baby and an 88-year-old.
Cases have been reported in all 17 autonomous communities of Spain, but most are from the Comunidad de Madrid (1,656), with another 1,406 from Catalonia and 498 in the southern region of Andalusia.
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