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Monkeypox: Portugal has five more confirmed cases, total now 143 | Público

Around 30 countries where the virus was not previously present now have monkeypox cases, according to the World Health Organization.

In Portugal, all of the 143 cases are men and the majority are under 40, although women have been infected in other countries, according to Público…READ MORE

Spain, meanwhile, whose population is about # Portugal, has so far confirmed 186 infections, according to Reuters.

Around 30 countries where the virus was not previously present now have monkeypox cases, according to the World Health Organization.

…which a few days ago said that the current outbreak was likely due to “sexual transmission at raves held in Spain and Belgium,” according to the Associated Press.

The WHO has guidance “for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men” here and a general FAQ here.

The fatality rate is somewhere between 1% and 10%, and younger children and those with other health conditions tend to be affected the worst.

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