The number of Monkeypox cases has been growing worldwide. In Portugal, the number of confirmed infections by the Monkeypox virus rose to 58 in Portugal, as announced today by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), which is studying the possible need to vaccinate contacts of cases and health professionals.
Today, the first case in a woman in Spain was also detected.
Spain registers 84 cases of monkeypox (Monkeypox)
The first confirmed case of Monkeypox in a woman was detected in Spain. The information was provided by the EFE agency, which cites health authorities.
It should be noted that in Spain there are 84 confirmed cases of monkeypox. In Portugal, the number of cases rose this Thursday to 58, according to the bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS). All confirmed infections are in men between the ages of 23 and 61, with the majority being younger than 40 years.
The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts the emergence of more cases of monkeypox and the world once again raises the alert level with regard to contagious diseases.
The virus is endemic in some animal populations in several countries, leading to occasional outbreaks among local people and travellers. Smallpox is a rare disease whose pathogen can be transmitted from animals to humans and vice versa.
Symptoms resemble, to a lesser extent, those seen in the past in individuals with smallpox: fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, during the first five days. Then rashes, lesions, pustules and finally crusts.
There is no treatment for smallpox, which usually heals on its own and whose symptoms last 14 to 21 days. Belgium was the first country to enact a 21-day quarantine for cases of "monkeypox".