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277 confirmed cases in France, including a first woman

The vast majority of cases were detected in Île-de-France, according to Santé Publique France. No deaths have been recorded.

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Monkey pox is still present in France. The country has recorded 277 confirmed cases of infection with the monkeypox virus since the onset of the disease on the territory, according to a report from Public Health France published Tuesday, June 21. No patient died.

The previous report, published on June 16, reported 183 cases. “A first female case has been confirmed”specifies Public Health France, which adds that “the mode of transmission is under investigation”. Until now, contamination by the monkeypox virus, currently present in some forty countries, mainly (but not only) concerns men who have had homosexual relations.

The vast majority of cases reported in France were observed in Île-de-France, with 195 cases according to health authorities. The rest is divided between several departments including Occitanie and Nouvelle-Aquitaine (16), Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (14), or Hauts-de-France (12). Monkeypox first manifests as a high fever and quickly progresses to a rash, before resolving spontaneously after two to three weeks.



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