As of June 16, throughout the metropolitan territory, 183 cases have been confirmed according to Public Health France, mainly in Île-de-France, including eight in New Aquitaine.
157 established cases were investigated. All of those studied are men, between the ages of 19 and 63 (median age: 34). “Fever, body aches, asthenia, then two days later, appearance of a blistering rash on the face, palms and soles of the feet, even the mucous membranes… These are the symptoms of the disease, recalls the Regional Health Agency (ARS). The patient recovers spontaneously after twenty-one days. »
“This is a notifiable disease. Contamination occurs through direct contact with the lesions or droplets of saliva of a sick person or also through contact with the patient’s environment (clothing, dishes, laundry, etc.), further specifies the Regional Health Agency. The ARS “ensures the identification of contact cases who can benefit from vaccination and the follow-up, for three weeks, of the cases which must be isolated and of the contacts who do not need to be isolated as long as they remain asymptomatic”.