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

In France, there are 183 confirmed cases of Monkeypox virus, according to data from Santé Public France.

Between 14 and 16 June, 58 new confirmed cases of monkeypox were recorded throughout France, including 3 in Occitania. The overall number of active cases is therefore increased to 183, 13 of them are in Occitania, 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 reported so far.

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The cases studied closely

157 cases had been registered on 15 June. Extensive investigations have been carried out into these patients: among them 42 traveled abroad before experiencing symptoms, half of them in Spain. All people are contaminated 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 Santé Public France. The agency nevertheless warns that “These trips are not always the source of the contamination”.

Finally, in most cases, the symptoms appear 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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