According to data from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), between July 16 and October 9, 526 contacts were vaccinated in the context of post-exposure vaccination.

Regarding preventive vaccination, which began on September 20, 150 people had already been vaccinated by October 9, says the health authority, adding that the vaccination process is taking place in the North, Center, Lisbon and Tagus Valley regions and Algarve, and is also being organized in the remaining regions of the country.

Data from the DGS refer that, since May 3, the day on which the presence of the Monkeypox virus (VMPX) was detected in Portugal, with laboratory confirmation of five cases, until Thursday (October 13), they were 940 cases detected and confirmed in the country.

As of October 12, 863 cases had been reported to the National Epidemiological Surveillance System (SINAVEmed), most belonging to the age group between 30 and 39 years (43%).

The majority of cases are men (855), with eight reported cases of women, the DGS explains, adding that “a deceleration in the notification and, by approximation, of the transmission of the infection has been observed”.