The Directorate-General for Health (DGS) confirms 16 more cases of human infection with the Monkeypox virus in Portugal, with a total of 74 cases so far. Most infections have been reported to date in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, but there are also cases in the North and Algarve regions. All confirmed infections are in men between the ages of 23 and 61, with the majority being younger than 40 years.
The identified cases remain under clinical follow-up and are stable. Information collected through epidemiological surveys is being analyzed to contribute to the assessment of the outbreak at national and international level.
Individuals who present with a skin rash, ulcerative lesions, palpable lymph nodes, possibly accompanied by fever, chills, headache, muscle pain and tiredness, should seek medical advice. When going to a health unit, they must cover skin lesions.
Measures to be implemented in case of suspicious symptoms are reinforced, with patients refraining from direct physical contact with other people and from sharing clothing, towels, sheets and personal objects while skin lesions are present, at any stage, or other symptoms.
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