Smallpox of monkeys: 277 contaminations confirmed in France, including a first female case

Smallpox of monkeys: 277 contaminations confirmed in France, including a first female case

The days go by and the cases increase. 277 confirmed cases of monkeypox were reported in France on Tuesday, the French public health agency announced in a statement, which said that one of the cases involved a woman for the first time in the country.

Among the latest cases recorded, “a first female case has been confirmed, the mode of transmission of which is under study, and all the others are men”, states Public Health France.

Nearly 100 new cases in five days

So far, the current monkeypox epidemic, which is affecting some 40 countries, has mostly affected men who have had same-sex relationships, although it is not limited to them. The latest report, five days earlier, reported 183 cases in France. As before, no patients died.

Of all the cases observed in France, there are “195 in Île-de-France, 16 in Occitania, 14 in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 16 in New Aquitaine, 12 in Hauts-de-France, 12 in Provence-Alpes- Côte d’Azur, 6 in Normandy, 1 in the Center-Val de Loire, 1 in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, 1 in the Grand-East and 3 in Brittany “, the health authorities specified.

Monkeypox, which the World Health Organization (WHO) plans to make a global emergency, initially causes a high fever and rapidly progresses into a rash. The disease, which until then had been contained in a dozen African countries, usually heals spontaneously after two or three weeks.

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