“It is a very positive balance, but it does not mean the eradication of the virus, so vigilance will be maintained”, says the Ministry of Health in a statement that marks the six months of response to the Monkeypox outbreak in Portugal, which has accounted for 948 cases to date.

Despite the low circulation of the virus today, health authorities "strongly recommend the vaccination of people at risk", remembering that the vaccine remains with a prior appointment, subject to compliance with eligibility criteria.