Monkeypox: 51 confirmed cases of Monkeypox in France, including six in Occitania

51 cases of monkeypox are now confirmed in France. More than half were identified in Île-de-France.

Monkeypox is gaining ground in France. A new report from the health authorities on Friday reported 51 confirmed cases of infection with the Monkeypox virus in France. The point on what we know.

Sharp increase in the number of cases in the country

51 “confirmed” cases of infection with the monkeypox virus have been identified, according to figures from health authorities relayed by AFP this Friday, June 3.

In detail, 37 cases have been reported in Ile-de-France, six in Occitania, four in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, two in Normandy, one in Hauts-de-France, and one in Centre-Val-de-Loire. A new updated report will be published on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

According to Public Health France, of the 45 cases detected on Thursday June 2, 2022, 43 were the subject of an investigation.

All cases are men, aged between 22 and 63 years old. Two are immunocompromised, one of them was hospitalized, but is no longer so; none died“, said Public Health France. Of all the cases identified, “22 traveled abroad before their symptoms startedincluding some in several different countries”.

The Minister of Health, Brigitte Bourguignon, had indicated last week that the authorities did not expect an “outbreak” of the disease, and that the country had sufficient stocks of vaccines for people with contact cases.

Faced with the sharp increase in cases of monkeypox, the High Authority for Health recommended, on May 24, 2022, the vaccination of adults, including health professionals, who have had risky contact with an infected person.

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