Monkey pox: 577 cases confirmed in France on July 5, the epidemic continues to gain ground

Among these cases, 3 women and 1 child have been infected with the monkeypox virus since May 7, 2022, the date of the first case detected in France.

As Public Health France points out, to date, in France, 97% of cases for which sexual orientation is reported have occurred in men who have sex with men (MSM). Among the cases for which information is available, 75% declare having had at least 2 sexual partners in the 3 weeks before the onset of symptoms.

In this context, the health authorities indicate that of these 577 cases, 552 are the subject of epidemiological monitoring and concern patients aged between 19 and 71 years. Among them, 29 are immunocompromised, 149 are HIV positive (27%) and no cases have died.

Of the 577 cases detected since the appearance of the virus, 387 have been identified in Ile-de-France, 52 in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 37 in Occitanie, 30 in New Aquitaine, 23 in Hauts-de-France, 21 in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, 8 in Normandy, 6 in Grand Est, 5 in Brittany, 4 in Pays-de-la-Loire, 3 in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and 1 in Centre-Val de Loire.

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Finally, still according to Public Health France, of those affected, 100 are secondary cases, that is to say having been in contact with a case of monkeypox in the three weeks preceding the onset of symptoms.

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