Of those cases, 37 were reported in Ile-de-France, according to the latest figures from Public Health France, released on Friday.
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France had 51 cases on Friday, June 3 “confirmed” of smallpox virus infection, according to health authorities. Of this total, 37 cases were reported in Ile-de-France, six in Occitania, four in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, two in Normandy, one in the Hauts-de-France and one in Center-Val de Loire, according to French Public Health (SPF) figures.
A new updated balance sheet will be published on Tuesday. The previous case reported 33 cases confirmed on Wednesday. Public Health France states that of the cases confirmed as of June 2 – 45 in number – 43 were investigated. One refused this investigation and another could not be reached. “All cases under investigation are men between the ages of 22 and 63.”SPF precise. “Two are immunocompromised, one has been hospitalized but is no longer there; none have died.”
Among the cases investigated, “22 traveled abroad before the onset of symptoms, some in several different countries”, adds SPF. But the majority said they could not identify the person who allegedly contaminated them. In cases of smallpox, the High Health Authority recommends vaccination of adults, including health professionals, who have been in contact with a disease.