330 cases confirmed in France, WHO on alert

FIGURES – The previous report from the French public health agency reported 277 cases on Tuesday.

France had 330 confirmed cases of infection with the monkeypox virus on Thursday, health authorities announced, adding that the first infected woman had a partner who previously reported a rash. “As of 2 p.m. on June 23, 2022, 330 confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported in France,” the French public health agency said on its website. The previous report, Tuesday, reported 277 cases, including, for the first time, a woman.

WHO calls for vigilance

In the case of this “young woman”, the health agency said on Thursday, “the (untested) partner reported that he had had a rash three weeks before”. Until now, the current outbreak of monkeypox, which is affecting some forty countries, mainly but not exclusively concerns men who have had homosexual relations, with no direct link to people returning from endemic areas.

WHO on Thursday called on countries to be vigilant and transparent in the face of a rare outbreak of more than 3,200 cases of monkeypox in the world(…) Read more at 20minutes

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