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Portugal begins Monkeypox vaccination

According to the Portuguese Directorate-General of Health, vaccinations have begun for those who have had contact with confirmed cases of the Monkeypox virus (DGS).

According to Xinhua, the Portuguese Health Ministry confirmed 588 cases of Monkeypox in the country as of Thursday, up from the first case reported on May 3, with 73 detected last week.

The DGS added that eligible contacts in various regions of Portugal are still being identified and vaccinated.

The most common symptoms of the disease are fever, severe headache, muscle pain, back pain, tiredness, and enlarged lymph nodes, with rashes that affect the skin and mucous membranes appearing gradually.

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