The health authority in Portugal has announced that another 22 persons have been infected with Monkeypox, bringing the total infections to 231.
All infections detected by the Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA) are in males between 19 and 61 years. However, the majority of the patients are under 40 years as reported by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).
While the majority of infections were documented in Vale do Tejo and Lisbon, there have also been reports in the North and Algarve regions, according to the DGS. The victims are being monitored and are in stable condition.
In reaction to Europe’s outbreak of Monkeypox, the European Commission (EC) has procured about 110,000 vaccine doses. The proportionate distribution of the vaccine to countries where they are authorized will start on June 30th.
The clinical expression of Monkeypox is usually mild, with the majority of patients recovering in a few weeks.
Manifestations of Monkeypox include a high temperature, a headache, back and muscle pain, swollen lymph nodes, shivers, tiredness, and eventual progression into rashes on the skin.