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Ongoing monkeypox virus outbreak, Portugal, 29 April to 23 May 2022.

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Peer-reviewed

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Article

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Authors

Perez Duque, Mariana  ORCID logo  https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9999-8402
Ribeiro, Sofia 
Martins, João Vieira 
Casaca, Pedro 
Leite, Pedro Pinto 

Abstract

Up to 27 May 2022, Portugal has detected 96 confirmed cases of monkeypox. We describe 27 confirmed cases (median age: 33 years (range: 22-51); all males), with an earliest symptom onset date of 29 April. Almost all cases (n = 25) live in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley health region. Most cases were neither part of identified transmission chains, nor linked to travel or had contact with symptomatic persons or with animals, suggesting the possible previously undetected spread of monkeypox.

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Keywords

monkeypox, outbreak, surveillance, Disease Outbreaks, Humans, Male, Mpox (monkeypox), Monkeypox virus, Portugal, Travel

Journal Title

Euro Surveill

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Journal ISSN

1025-496X
1560-7917

Volume Title

27

Publisher

European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC)