According to information from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), 21 more cases of human infection with the Monkeypox virus were confirmed, bringing the number of registered cases to 297, with “all confirmed infections are in men between the ages of 19 and 61”, the majority being under 40 years old.

“The new cases were confirmed by the National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA)”, added the DGS, noting that there are also cases registered in the North and Algarve regions.”

It also states that the identified cases are under clinical follow-up and are stable and that “information collected through epidemiological surveys is being analysed to contribute to the assessment of the outbreak at national and international level”.