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Portugal confirms 276 cases of monkeypox

Os principais sintomas da doença são erupções cutâneas, úlceras e febre, e a recomendação é buscar atendimento médico diante desse quadro
The main symptoms of the disease are skin rashes, ulcers and fever , and the recommendation is to seek medical attention in the face of this situation| Photo: EFE Agency

This Friday (17), the health authorities of Portugal confirmed 35 new patients with monkeypox, bringing the number of cases reported in the country to 276. All occurred in men aged between 19 and years that are “in clinical follow-up” and have a stable health situation.

According to a statement from the Portuguese Directorate-General for Health (DGS), most infections were reported in Lisbon and the Tagus Valley , and some cases registered in the Algarve (south) and in the North region.

The main symptoms are skin rashes, ulcers and fever, and the recommendation is to seek medical attention in the face of this situation, since monkeypox is a rare disease transmitted through contact with animals, infected people or contaminated materials.

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