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