Orientation Update 04/2022 – Monkeypox

Orientation Update 04/2022 – Monkeypox

A new update to guidance 04/2022 on the approach to cases of human infection with the Monkeypox virus (VMPX) was published yesterday by the Directorate General for Health (DGS), where it was revised from several points, especially in the case definition sections. , case notification, laboratory diagnosis, contact management and contact surveillance.

According to statistical data from Our World in Data, Portugal is the country with the most cases of monkeypox per million inhabitants (7.28), with more than 400 confirmed cases, all of them men between the ages of 19 and 61. .

2,700 doses of vaccine have already been received in response to the outbreak.

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