Monkey pox: 51 cases have been confirmed in France

France had fifty-one “confirmed” cases of infection with the monkeypox virus, this Friday, June 4, according to health authorities.

A new balance sheet. France now has 51 “confirmed” cases of infection with the monkeypox virus, according to health authorities.

Of this total, on Friday, 37 cases were reported in Ile-de-France, 6 in Occitanie, 4 in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 2 in Normandy, 1 in Hauts-de-France and 1 in Centre-Val de Loire , according to figures from Public Health France (SPF). The previous report showed 33 confirmed cases on Wednesday.

Twenty-two have traveled abroad

Public Health France specifies that of the cases confirmed on June 2 – 45 in number -, 43 were the subject of an investigation (one refused this investigation and another could not be reached). “All the cases investigated are men, aged between 22 and 63,” says SPF. “Two are immunocompromised, one was hospitalized but is no longer so; none died”.

Among the cases investigated, “22 traveled abroad before the onset of their symptoms, some of them in several different countries”, adds SPF. But most say they cannot identify the person who infected them.

The Minister of Health, Brigitte Bourguignon, had indicated last week that the authorities did not expect an “outbreak” of the disease, and that the country had sufficient stocks of vaccines for people with contact cases.

Faced with cases of monkeypox, the High Authority for Health recommended on May 24 the vaccination of adults, including health professionals, who have had risky contact with a patient.

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