“Most infections have been reported, to date, in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, but there are already cases in the other regions (North, Centre, Alentejo and Algarve)”, adds the DGS in a statement.

According to the DGS, all infections confirmed by the Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA) are in men between the ages of 19 and 61, most of whom are under 40 years of age.

“The identified cases remain under clinical follow-up and are stable”, he adds.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday that the current outbreak of the monkeypox virus does not represent a public health emergency of international dimension, its highest alert level.

The director-general of the WHO agrees with the opinion of the experts of the International Emergency Committee that it does not determine that the event be treated as “a Public Health Emergency of International Concern”, that is, that the alert level be raised.

Since the beginning of May 2022, 3,040 cases have been reported to the WHO in 47 countries, according to the most recent data.