a first suspicious case detected in Ile-de-France

Public Health France reported that the first suspected case of monkeypox was detected in Île-de-France on Thursday, without revealing more about the patient concerned.

A premiere in France. This Thursday, Santé publique France revealed in a document sent to health professionals that a first suspected case of monkeypox had been detected in Île-de-France. No other information was revealed to the patient, however, when the name of the disease of this pathology in the world has recently grown at an unusual rate.

Further analysis needs to be carried out to confirm that the French Prime Minister is in turmoil. For this, Santé publique France explains that it has to perform a qPCR or RT-PCR test for smallpox virus, MKP virus. The institution also adds that a suspected case is a patient with a fever above 38 ° C followed by a “blistering rash”, pneumonia or even encephalitis without an identified cause.

Note that between confirmed and suspicious cases, there is an intermediate level: probable cases. If there have not been any in France yet, these are people who have the symptoms mentioned above, but who have also been in contact with confirmed patients, or other probable cases.

A European report in the coming days

Public Health France calls for suspected cases of isolated isolation at home, and states that those who have a serious clinical form must be hospitalized.

Since the beginning of May, dozens of cases have been identified in Europe. Le Royaume-Uni warned that the entirety of des malades were des hommes who often had sex with other men.

It should be noted that the disease has been known since the 1970s, and is circulating mainly in the Congo River Basin, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon and Nigeria. However, a good part of the recent cases have not gone beyond recent trips to these regions.

In this context, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is due to publish a risk assessment report in the coming days.

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