The Directorate-General for Health (DGS) has confirmed this Friday another 35 cases of human infection by the Monkeypox virus in Portugal. This means that there are already 276 confirmed cases in the country. Portugal was the second European country with the most confirmed cases after Spain, according to the latest data released by the World Health Organization, but dating from June 8.

“Most infections have been reported, to date, in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, but there are also cases in the North and Algarve regions”, adds the entity led by Graças Freitas in a note published on the website.

All confirmed infections are in men between the ages of 19 and 61, most of whom are under 40, says the DGS, adding that the identified cases remain “under clinical follow-up” and are “stable”.