Portugal monkeypox count now 74



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The Directorate General of Health (DGS) confirms another 16 cases of human infection with the Monkeypox virus in Portugal, with a total of 74 cases to date. Most infections have been reported so far in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, but there are also cases in the northern and Algarve regions. All of the confirmed infections are in men between the ages of 23 and 61, with the majority under 40.

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The cases identified remain under clinical follow-up and are stable. The information collected through epidemiological surveys is being analyzed to contribute to the assessment of the epidemic at national and international level.

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People who experience a rash, ulcerative lesions, palpable lymph nodes, possibly accompanied by fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, and fatigue, should see a doctor. When they go to a health unit, they must cover the skin lesions.

The measures to be put in place in the event of suspicious symptoms are reinforced, with patients refraining from direct physical contact with other people and from sharing clothing, towels, sheets and personal objects as long as skin lesions are present, at n any stage, or other symptoms.