The discovery of seven additional cases brings Portugal’s total Monkeypox infections to 304 says the Directorate-General for Health

In a public report, the DG explained that “the majority of the infections are in Vale do Tejo,” but other regions like “Algarve and North have reported infections”.

Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA) verified the new infections according to the DGS. To date, the majority of infections have been reported in men from 19 to 61 years old, especially those below 40 years. 

Everyone verified or suspected to have the infection is being monitored. Also, there is an ongoing investigation and monitoring in collaboration with European institutions to further understand the international and local outbreaks. So far, all infected persons are in stable condition and receiving treatment. 

The European Commission has purchased vaccines against monkeypox and Portugal is slated to get 2,700 vials out of the lot. 

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