51 cases have been confirmed in France

Among these cases, 37 were reported in Ile-de-France, according to the latest figures from Public Health France, published on Friday.

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France had, Friday, June 3, 51 cases “confirmed” infection with monkeypox virus, according to health authorities. Of this total, 37 cases were reported in Ile-de-France, six in Occitanie, four in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, two in Normandy, one in Hauts-de-France and one in Center-Val de Loire, according to figures from Public Health France (SPF).

A new updated report will be published on Tuesday. The previous reported 33 confirmed cases on Wednesday. Public Health France specifies that of the cases confirmed as of June 2 – 45 in number -, 43 have been the subject of an investigation. One refused this investigation and another could not be reached. “All the cases investigated are men, aged between 22 and 63”specifies SPF. “Two are immunocompromised, one was hospitalized but is no longer; none died.”

Among the cases investigated, “22 traveled abroad before their symptoms started, some of them to several different countries”, adds SPF. But most say they cannot identify the person who infected them. Faced with cases of monkeypox, the High Authority for Health recommends the vaccination of adults, including health professionals, who have had risky contact with a patient.

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