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  • Portugal: 2022 Monkeypox

    Source: https://www.thestar.com/life/health_...k-spreads.html

    Portugal finds 5 monkeypox cases in men as outbreak spreads
    By Barry Hatton And Maria ChengThe Associated Press
    Wed., May 18, 2022timer2 min. read

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese health authorities on Wednesday confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa.

    Portugal’s General Directorate for Health said they were also investigating 15 suspected cases and that all were identified this month in the area around the capital, Lisbon.

    All the Portuguese cases involve men, most of them young, authorities said. They have skin lesions and were reported to be in stable condition. Authorities did not say if the men had a history of travel to Africa or any links with recent cases in Britain or elsewhere...

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    Monkeypox virus infection cases in Portugal




    More than 20 suspected cases of infection with the Monkeypox virus were identified this May, all in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, five of which have already been confirmed by the National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge, this Tuesday, the 17th. The cases, mostly young, and all male, are stable, presenting ulcerative lesions. The Directorate-General for Health (DGS) identified the alert and centralizes, at this stage, all actions for the detection, assessment, management and communication of risk related to these cases, through the Center for Emergencies in Public Health (CESP).

    The Monkeypox virus is of the Orthopoxvirus genus and the disease is transmitted through contact with animals or close contact with infected people or contaminated materials. The disease is rare and usually does not spread easily among humans.

    The DGS has already communicated the alert yesterday to health professionals, namely doctors and nurses, with the aim of identifying any suspected cases and notifying them.

    Individuals with ulcerative lesions, rash, palpable lymph nodes, possibly accompanied by fever, chills, headache, muscle pain and tiredness, should seek medical advice.

    Faced with suspicious symptoms, the individual should refrain from direct physical contact. The clinical approach does not require specific treatment, and the disease is usually self-limiting in weeks.

    The UK has reported similar cases of ulcerative lesions, with confirmed Monkeypox virus infection.

    The DGS is monitoring the situation at the national level and in articulation with the European institutions.



    https://www.dgs.pt/em-destaque/casos...-portugal.aspx

    https://www.dgs.pt/
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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      23 confirmed cases of human infection with Monkeypox virus in Portugal



      The Directorate-General for Health (DGS) informs that nine more cases of human infection by the Monkeypox virus have been confirmed in Portugal, with 23 confirmed cases so far. Results are awaited for other samples.

      The new cases were confirmed by the National Institute of Health Doctor Ricardo Jorge (INSA), this Thursday, the 19th, at the end of the day. Among the available samples, the clade (subgroup of the virus) from West Africa, which is the least aggressive, was identified yesterday through sequencing.

      The identified cases remain under clinical follow-up, and are stable and on an outpatient basis. Epidemiological investigations of suspected cases that are being detected are ongoing, with the aim of identifying transmission chains and potential new cases and their respective contacts.

      Individuals with ulcerative lesions, rash, palpable lymph nodes, possibly accompanied by fever, chills, headache, muscle pain and tiredness, should seek medical advice.

      Measures to be implemented in case of suspicious symptoms are reinforced, and individuals must refrain from direct physical contact with other people and from sharing clothing, towels, sheets and personal objects while skin lesions are present, at any stage, or other symptoms.

      The DGS continues to monitor the situation at the national level in conjunction with the European institutions.

      https://www.dgs.pt/em-destaque/23-ca...-portugal.aspx



      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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        • #5
          Source: https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/port...es-total-at-37


          Portugal reports 14 new confirmed monkeypox cases, total at 37
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          Patricia Vicente Rua. Reuters
          Published May 23, 2022 6:54AM EDT

          LISBON, May 23 (Reuters) - Portugal's health authorities reported on Monday 14 new confirmed cases of monkeypox on Monday, bringing the total tally of confirmed cases to 37.

          In neighbouring Spain, health authorities in the region of Madrid confirmed four more cases on Monday, raising the total to 34. There are another 38 suspected cases of monkeypox in Madrid...

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            • #7
              Source: https://www.jn.pt/nacional/mais-dez-...-14886601.html

              Ten more cases of monkeypox in Portugal. There are 49 confirmed cases
              JN Today at 12:14

              The Directorate-General for Health reported this Wednesday that ten more cases of human infection by the Monkeypox virus were confirmed, adding up to a total of 49 cases. Most infections occurred in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, but there are also cases in the North and Algarve regions.

              In less than 24 hours, the National Institute of Health Doctor Ricardo Jorge (INSA) confirmed ten more cases of monkeypox in Portugal. In a statement, the DGS reported "that the confirmed cases are men between 26 and 61 years old, with the majority being under 40 years old".

              Most infections were recorded in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, but the North and Algarve regions also account for some cases.

              The health authority also guaranteed that all patients "remain in clinical follow-up, are stable and in an outpatient clinic". In addition, "epidemiological investigations of suspected cases that are being detected are ongoing, with the aim of identifying chains of transmission, potential new cases, their contacts and even possible places of exposure", the statement reads.

              As has been usual until now, the DGS recommends that "individuals who present with ulcerative lesions, rash, palpable lymph nodes, fever, chills, headache, muscle pain and tiredness, should seek clinical advice". And he also warns for the reinforcement of preventive measures in the face of suspicious symptoms, that is, people should "refrain from direct physical contact with other people and from sharing clothing, towels, sheets and personal objects while skin lesions are present, in any case. stage, or other symptoms".

              The DGS is monitoring the situation at the national level in conjunction with the European institutions

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              • #8

                Source: https://www.theportugalnews.com/news...up-to-58/67402

                Confirmed cases of monkeypox up to 58
                The number of Monkeypox cases in Portugal has increased today to 58, according to an update from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).
                By TPN/Lusa, in News, Portugal · 26 May 2022

                The cases have been confirmed, so far, in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, North and Algarve.

                "All confirmed infections are in men between the ages of 23 and 61, with the majority under the age of 40," the note reads.

                The 58 cases already identified "remain in clinical follow-up, and are stable and in an outpatient clinic". The DGS reminds that "individuals who present ulcerative lesions, skin rash, palpable lymph nodes, possibly accompanied by fever, chills, headaches, muscle pain and tiredness, should seek clinical advice" and asks that when they go to a health unit, to cover the skin lesions...

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                • #9
                  Source: https://ionline.sapo.pt/artigo/77230...cao=Portugal_i


                  Monkeypox. Monkeypox cases in Portugal are now 74
                  newspaper i 05/27/2022 12:35

                  The Directorate-General for Health (DGS) reported this Friday that 16 new Monkeypox infections were confirmed, bringing the total in the country to 74.

                  The new cases were confirmed by the National Institute of Health Dr Ricardo Jorge.

                  Most infections were identified in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, but there are also records in the North and Algarve regions.

                  All 74 infections, already confirmed, are in men between 23 and 61 years old, with the majority being under 40 years old...

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                    • #11
                      Source: https://lifestyle.sapo.pt/saude/noti...ox-em-portugal

                      At least 96 confirmed cases of human infection with Monkeypox virus in Portugal
                      Nuno de Noronha
                      May 30, 2022 1:06 pm


                      The Directorate-General for Health (DGS) confirms 22 more cases of human infection with the Monkeypox virus in Portugal, with a total of 96 diagnosed cases so far.

                      "Most infections have been reported to date in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, but there are also cases in the North and Algarve regions. All confirmed infections are in men between 20 and 61 years old, with the majority being less 40 years old", informs the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) in a statement.

                      "The new cases were confirmed by the National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge (INSA). The identified cases remain under clinical follow-up, and are stable. The information collected through epidemiological surveys is being analyzed to contribute to the evaluation of the outbreak at national and international level", adds the note...

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                      • #12
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                        100 confirmed cases of human infection with Monkeypox virus in Portugal




                        The Directorate-General for Health (DGS) confirms 4 more cases of human infection with the Monkeypox virus in Portugal, with a total of 100 cases so far. Most infections have been reported to date in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, but there are also cases in the North and Algarve regions. All confirmed infections are in men between the ages of 20 and 61, with the majority being younger than 40 years. The new cases were confirmed by the National Institute of Health Doctor Ricardo Jorge (INSA).

                        The identified cases remain under clinical follow-up and are stable. Information collected through epidemiological surveys is being analyzed to contribute to the assessment of the outbreak at national and international level.

                        The DGS continues to monitor the situation at the national level in conjunction with the European institutions.



                        https://www.dgs.pt/em-destaque/100-c...-portugal.aspx


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                        Guidance defines response measures to Human Infection by Monkeypox virus



                        The Directorate-General for Health (DGS) publishes today (May 31) a technical guideline for health professionals in the context of Human Infection by Monkeypox Virus (VMPX).

                        This document addresses aspects such as case definition, referral and clinical management of suspected and probable cases, case notification, laboratory diagnosis, prevention and control in health facilities, as well as public health measures and communication.

                        Professionals who need further clarification can contact the DGS Center for Public Health Emergencies, via email cesp@dgs.min-saude.pt .

                        The Guidance was prepared by the DGS VMPX Human Infection Alert Response and Management Team, with contributions from experts from various areas and regional health authorities.

                        Where knowledge and emerging scientific evidence so warrant, this guidance will be updated accordingly.

                        You can consult the Guidance here .

                        https://www.dgs.pt/em-destaque/orien...monkeypox.aspx


                        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                        -Nelson Mandela

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                        • #13
                          Source: https://english.alarabiya.net/News/w...y-rises-to-119

                          Portugal registers 19 new monkeypox cases, tally rises to 119
                          Reuters, Lisbon

                          Portuguese health authority DGS reported 19 new cases of monkeypox on Wednesday, bringing to 119 the total of confirmed infections in one of the main hot spots of the recent outbreak.

                          The authority said all confirmed cases of the usually mild viral disease had been found in men, most aged under 40...

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                          • #14
                            19 new cases today, total 138:

                            Monkey pox: confirmed cases in Portugal rise to 138 | Health | PUBLIC (publico.pt)

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                            • #15
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                              153 confirmed cases of human infection with Monkeypox virus in Portugal



                              The Directorate-General for Health (DGS) confirms 10 more cases of human infection with the Monkeypox virus in Portugal, with a total of 153 cases so far. Most infections have been reported to date in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, but there are also cases in the North and Algarve regions. All confirmed infections are in men between the ages of 19 and 61, with the majority being younger than 40 years. The new cases were confirmed by the National Institute of Health Doctor Ricardo Jorge (INSA).

                              The identified cases remain under clinical follow-up and are stable. Information collected through epidemiological surveys is being analyzed to contribute to the assessment of the outbreak at national and international level.

                              The DGS continues to monitor the situation at the national level in conjunction with the European institutions.

                              https://www.dgs.pt/em-destaque/153-c...-portugal.aspx



                              "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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