Portugal Tallies 166 Monkeypox Cases

The Directorate-General for Health (DGS) in Portugal has confirmed 166 total cases of human infection with the Monkeypox virus after other confirmed 13 new cases on Tuesday. 

According to the DGS, most of the registered cases are in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley regions, and a few cases are in the North and Algarve. 

The DGS also confirmed that all positive cases are stable and receiving clinical follow-up. 

Local media Portugal Posts reported that “all confirmed cases” so far are males with ages between 19 and 61. 

A website that tracks monkeypox in real-time showed that Portugal is top three in the world ranking, with the United Kingdom at the top – 302 cases and Spain second with 199 confirmed cases. 

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention also recorded in its Outbreak Global Map, the same ranking with slightly lower numbers with data reflected as of June 6.  

The DGS said that although the first cases were confirmed in May, the first symptoms found in Portuguese patients was April 29 and that the potential month the virus started spreading in Europe was in March. 

Earlier, the Portuguese health authority announced that all confirmed and suspected cases with symptoms must remain in physical isolation and avoid contact with domestic animals. 

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