Monkeypox: 277 confirmed cases in France, including a first woman

Monkeypox: 277 confirmed cases in France, including a first woman

The vast majority of cases have been detected in Île-de-France, according to Santé Publique France. No deaths were recorded.

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Monkeypox is still present in France. The country has recorded 277 confirmed cases of infection with the monkeypox virus since the onset of the disease in the territory, according to a report by Public Health France released on Tuesday, June 21. No patient died.

The previous report, released on June 16, reported 183 cases. “Confirmed a first female case”specifies Public Health France, which adds it “the method of transmission is being studied”. So far, the virus contamination of monkeypox, currently present in about forty countries, mainly (but not only) affects men who have had homosexual relations.

The vast majority of reported cases in France were observed in Île-de-France, with 195 cases according to health authorities. The rest is divided between several departments including Occitania and Nouvelle-Aquitaine (16), Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (14) or Hauts-de-France (12). Monkeypox first manifests as a high fever and rapidly progresses to a rash, before resolving spontaneously after two to three weeks.

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