Smallpox: cases continue to rise this Tuesday, June 7, Santé Publique France provides an update on the evolution of the virus

66 confirmed cases of Monkeypox were reported in France on Tuesday, June 7, compared to 51 cases during the last assessment of Santé Publique France on June 3.

There are now 66 cases of monkeypox that are currently confirmed in France. Infections are divided into hexagons as follows: 48 in Ile-de-France, 8 in Occitanie, 5 in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 2 in Normandy, 1 in the Hauts-de-France, 1 in Center-val de Loire and 1 in Paca.

Of the 66 cases confirmed this Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 61 were the subject of a specific investigation into the virus. However, one of the people reported positive refused the epidemiological investigation while another infected patient remains unreachable. Three other cases are under investigation, according to Santé Publice France.

In France, virus infections are subject to permanent surveillance by the mandatory declaration device. Given the ongoing alerts, the surveillance of these infections is strengthened by Public Health France and information and alert messages are addressed to health professionals.

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All cases currently under investigation involve 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 died.

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Also regarding the profiles of confirmed cases, 28 traveled abroad before the onset of their symptoms, some in several different countries: 14 trips are reported in Spain, 4 in Belgium, 4 in Germany, 1 in Portugal, 1 in the UK, 1 in the Netherlands, 1 in Morocco, 1 in India, 1 in Switzerland, 1 in the US and 1 in Mali. These trips are not always the source of the contamination.

Most of the cases reported and registered with Santé Publice France state that they cannot identify the person who is contaminated.

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