Monkey pox: 58 new cases of Monkeypox virus detected in France in the last two days

In total, France has 183 confirmed cases of the Monkeypox virus, according to data from Public Health France.

Between June 14 and 16, 58 new confirmed cases of monkeypox were identified throughout France, including 3 in Occitania. The overall number of active cases is therefore increased to 183, 13 of them are in Occitanie, the second French region most affected by the virus. The most affected region is Île-de-France with 129 active cases.

No deaths have been recorded so far.

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The cases studied closely

157 cases had been recorded on June 15. Extensive investigations were carried out on these patients: among them 42 traveled abroad before noticing symptoms, in Spain for half. All infected people are men.

“7 in Belgium, 5 in Germany, 3 in Portugal, 2 in the United Kingdom, 1 in the Netherlands, 2 in Denmark, 1 in Luxembourg, 1 in India, 2 in Switzerland, 1 in the United States, 2 in Mali , 1 in Colombia and 1 in Morocco”, indicates Public Health France. However, the agency warns that “these trips do not systematically constitute the origin of the contamination”.

Finally, in most cases, the symptoms seem to be the same. “77% had a genito-anal rash, 77% a rash on another part of the body, 70% a fever and 66%”, explains Public Health France.

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