According to information released by the DGS, of the 729 cases of infection reported until Wednesday to the National Epidemiological Surveillance System, most (308) are people between 30 and 39 years and men (723).

On 16 July the vaccination of the first close contacts of those infected started, and by 13 August 215 people had been vaccinated.

The DGS reports that eligible contacts in the different regions continue to be identified and targeted for vaccination.

According to the DGS the most common symptoms of the infection are fever, intense headache, muscular pain, backache, tiredness, an increase of the lymph nodes with the progressive appearance of eruptions that affect the skin and mucous membranes.

A sick person ceases to be infectious only after complete healing and crusting of the dermatological lesions, a period that may possibly exceed four weeks.

According to the DGS, Portugal remains on the list of the 10 countries with most infections, being the sixth European country with the highest incidence.