Smallpox of the monkey: “Buttons the size of a nail”, a French contact through Monkeypox testifies

A 28-year-old Frenchman and a smallpox contracted three weeks ago and told his RTL colleagues about his symptoms.

While the Covid epidemic is not over, smallpox in France is worrying. As of June 14, 2022 at 2 p.m., 125 confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported in the country by Public Health France: 91 in Ile-de-France, 11 in Occitania, 9 in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 3 in Normandy, 3 in Hauts-de-France, 1 in Center-val de Loire, 3 in Paca, 1 in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and 3 in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

It is in this context that the WHO has decided to convene a meeting next week to assess whether the virus is a “international public health emergency ”.

“Buttons the size of a nail”

gray RTLA 28-year-old Frenchman living in Germany infected with Monkeypox three weeks ago testified: “I was tired of pimples that looked like acne but grew to the size of a nailhe explained 40 fever for two days and there is no treatment, I had to wait and isolate myself, “he said.

Pierre contracted the disease “during sexual intercourse with a man“.

These signs that should put the chip in your ear

The first symptoms that should alert you are: fever, headache, muscle aches and asthenia (abnormal fatigue). Le Monkeypox also causes gangliabut also one generalized rash which occurs on the face and body of patients. corpse buttons can form inside the mouth, on the palms of the hands and feet.

So far, 1,600 cases have been reported worldwide, with no deaths. Reassuringly, especially since the disease usually heals spontaneously after two to three weeks of flu symptoms followed by rashes.

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