Smallpox: 91 confirmed cases in France, Occitania is the second region most affected by the virus

Smallpox: 91 confirmed cases in France, Occitania is the second region most affected by the virus


The WHO believes that “the risk of monkeypox virus spreading to non-endemic countries is real.”

As of June 9, 91 confirmed cases of Monkeypox have been reported in France: 64 in Ile-de-France, 10 in Occitania8 in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 2 in Normandy, 2 in the Hauts-de-France, 1 in Center-val de Loire, 1 in PACA, 1 in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and 2 in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

No deaths at this time

On these infected people, Santé Publique France states that 85 of them were the subject of an epidemiological investigation. All cases investigated are men, aged between 20 and 63 years with a median age of 35 years. Of these, 4 are immunocompromised, two have been hospitalized but are no longer hospitalized; none died.

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91 confirmed cases of Monkeypox have been reported in France
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The National Public Health Agency adds that to date, “as in other European countries, these cases have occurred mostly, but not exclusively, in men who have sex with men (MSM), unrelated live with people returning from an endemic area. “

He added: “Of the cases investigated, 39 traveled, stayed or worked abroad before the onset of their symptoms, some in several different countries: 18 trips were reported in Spain, 6 in Belgium, 5 in Germany, 1 in Portugal, 1 in the United Kingdom, 1 in the Netherlands, 1 in Morocco, 1 in India, 2 in Switzerland, 1 in the United States, 2 in Mali, and 1 in Colombia. systematically the source of the contamination. “



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