A person living in Eure-et-Loir, whose sex and age have not been revealed by health authorities, has contracted the smallpox virus, the ARS (Regional Health Agency) said on Thursday. ) of the Center-Val de Loire region.
This person is being followed by the Orleans Regional Hospital Center, which is responsible for caring for people who may be affected by the disease in the region, the institution said. France 3 Center-Val de Loire.
The ARS was unable to indicate whether the patient was first cared for by a hospital in Eure-et-Loir before being treated by a hospital in Orleans. “The person is currently in solitary confinement and is doing well,” the ARS said.
France had thirty-three confirmed cases of monkeypox virus infection on Wednesday, according to Public Health France.
Twenty-four cases have been reported in Ile-de-France, one in Center-Val de Loire, two in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, one in the Hauts-de-France, four in Occitania and one in Normandy. organism. A new updated balance sheet will be released this Friday.
Monkeypox or “monkey orthopoxvirus” is a rare disease known to humans since 1970. It is caused by a DNA virus.
The current outbreak of smallpox cases in some 30 countries outside of endemic areas suggests that the virus has been under the radar for some time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced. , at a press conference on Wednesday.