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In a follow-up on the monkeypox clusters in Portugal, The Directorate-General for Health (DGS) informs that 14 more cases of human infection by Monkeypox virus have been confirmed in Portugal, with 37 confirmed cases so far in the North, Lisbon and Tagus Valley and Algarve regions.

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The new cases were confirmed by the National Institute of Health Doctor Ricardo Jorge (INSA). Among the available samples, the West African clade (subgroup of the virus) was identified through sequencing, which is the least aggressive.

The identified cases remain under clinical follow-up, and are stable and on an outpatient basis. Epidemiological investigations of suspected cases that are being detected are ongoing, with the aim of identifying transmission chains and potential new cases and their respective contacts.

Individuals with ulcerative lesions, rash, palpable lymph nodes, possibly accompanied by fever, chills, headache, muscle pain and tiredness, should seek medical advice.

Measures to be implemented in case of suspicious symptoms are reinforced, and individuals must refrain 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.