51 cases have been confirmed in France

51 cases have been confirmed in France

Of those cases, 37 were reported in Ile-de-France, according to the latest figures from Public Health France, released on Friday.

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

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

Among the cases investigated, “22 traveled abroad before the onset of symptoms, some in several different countries”, adds SPF. But most say they can’t identify the person who allegedly contaminated them. In the case of monkeypox, the High Health Authority recommends vaccination of adultsincluding health professionals, who have had risky contact with a patient.

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