66 confirmed cases in France

France had 66 confirmed cases of smallpox virus infection on Tuesday, June 7, health officials said in the evening. “On June 7, 2022 at 2 pm, 66 confirmed cases of monkeypox were reported in France”, indicates Santé publique France (SPF) on the site. The previous tally, on Friday, reported 51 cases in France.

There were 48 on Tuesday in Ile-de-France, 8 in Occitania, 5 in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 2 in Normandy, one in the Hauts-de-France, one in Center-Val de Loire and one in Paca. Of these 66 confirmed cases, “61 have been investigated, one has been denied, one is unreachable and 3 are under investigation”add SPF, which states that „All cases investigated are men, aged between 22 and 63 years (median age: 35 years)”.

“Of the cases investigated, 3 are immunocompromised, one has been hospitalized but is no longer hospitalized; none have died.”indicates SPF, which precisely “As in other European countries, the majority of these cases occurred, but not exclusively, in men who had sex with men, without a direct link to people returning from an endemic area.”.

Nearly half (28) traveled abroad before the onset of their symptoms, some in several different countries, SPF further reported. The majority say they cannot identify the person who allegedly contaminated them, but three are secondary cases, two of which (come) from confirmed cases in France. Monkeypox is a mild disease, but its spread outside endemic areas such as West Africa remains a source of concern.

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