“On May 3, the presence of the Monkeypox virus (VMPX) was detected in Portugal, with laboratory confirmation of five cases of human infection by VMPX said the DGS in a statement.

According to the health authority, until Wednesday, 851 cases were reported in SINAVEmed (National Epidemiological Surveillance System), most of which belong to the age group between 30 and 39 years (44%).

According to DGS data, 99.1% of infections were recorded in men (843), with eight cases reported in women.