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The Directorate-General for Health (DGS) confirms 18 more cases of human infection with the Monkeypox virus in Portugal, with a total of 391 cases so far. 

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Most infections have been reported, to date, in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, but there are already cases in the other regions of the continent (North, Centre, Alentejo and Algarve) and in the Autonomous Region of Madeira.

All confirmed infections are in men between the ages of 19 and 61, with the majority being younger than 40 years. The new cases were confirmed by the National Institute of Health Doctor Ricardo Jorge (INSA).

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The identified cases remain under clinical follow-up and are stable. It should be remembered that a person who is sick is no longer infectious only after complete healing and the crusting of the skin lesions, a period that may eventually exceed four weeks.