Monkeypox: “Monkeypox” is gaining ground in France, 66 cases recorded in the country, including 8 in Occitania

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According to Santé Publique France, 66 cases of smallpox contamination have been detected in the country. L’Occitanie is for the second most affected part of the region with 8 listed houses.

Monkeypox continues to progress in France. According to the latest health report conducted on Tuesday, June 7 by Santé Publique France, 66 cases of contamination at “Monkeypox” have been registered in the country. 61 of them were “investigated”. The highest number of cases is in Île-de-France: according to the health authorities, 48 ​​cases have been recorded in Francilien territory. Occitanie is the second most affected region in the country with 8 registered infections. Then come Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (5 cases), Normandy (2 cases), Hauts-de-France (1), Center-val de Loire (1) and the PACA region.

“All the cases investigated are men, aged between 22 and 63 years (median age: 35 years), says Public Health France. To date, as in other European countries, these cases have occurred mostly, but not exclusively, in men who have sex with men (MSM), with no direct link to people returning from an endemic area. ” At present, in France, no person who contracted the disease has died.

According to the authorities, out of the 66 cases found in France, “28 foreigners traveled early in the onset of their symptoms, some in several different countries: 14 trips were reported in Spain, 4 in Belgium, 4 in Germany, 1 in Portugal, 1 in the United Kingdom, 1 in the Netherlands, 1 in Morocco, 1 in India, 1 in Switzerland, 1 in the United States and 1 in Mali. “

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