51 cases of monkeypox have now been confirmed in France. More than half were found in Île-de-France.
Monkeypox is gaining ground in the Hexagon. A new assessment by the health authorities this Friday reports 51 confirmed cases of Monkeypox virus infection in France. The point about what we know.
Strong increase in the number of cases in the country
51 “confirmed” cases of monkeypox virus infection have been reported, according to figures released by AFP on Friday (June 3rd).
In detail, 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. A new updated balance sheet will be published on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.
According to Public Health France, of the 45 cases detected as of Thursday, June 2, 2022, 43 were investigated.
“All cases are men, aged between 22 and 63 years. Two are immunocompromised, one has been hospitalized, but is no longer hospitalized; none died“Public Health France said. Of all the cases listed,”22 traveled abroad before the onset of their symptomssome in several different countries “.
Health Minister Brigitte Bourguignon said last week that authorities did not expect a “outbreak” of the disease, and that the country had sufficient stocks of vaccines for people in contact.
In the face of a sharp rise in monkeypox cases, the High Health Authority recommended that on May 24, 2022, vaccinate adults, including health professionals, who have had risky contact with an infected person.