Monkey pox: several suspected cases are currently being studied in France

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This Sunday, May 22, the Directorate General of Health confirmed that several suspected cases of monkey pox are being examined in France.

A first confirmed case of monkeypox was detected last Thursday in Ile-de-France. He is a 29-year-old man with no history of travel to a country where the virus is circulating, health authorities said. This Sunday, May 22, the health authorities confirmed to our colleagues from Ouest France that several other suspected cases of monkey pox were being examined in France.

Cases could accelerate in Europe

Analyzes are currently being carried out to find out if these people are, in a safe way, infected with this disease which is characterized by rashes. These often begin by appearing on the face and then spread to other parts of the body.

According to a regional official of the World Health Organization, cases of monkeypox could accelerate in Europe in the coming days. At least eight European countries have identified patients, including 20 in the United Kingdom. “As we enter the summer season (…) with gatherings, festivals and parties, I fear that transmission is accelerating,” said WHO director for Europe Hans Kluge.

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