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Monkey pox: cases continue to increase this Tuesday, June 7, Public Health France takes stock of the evolution of the virus

66 confirmed cases of Monkeypox were reported in France on Tuesday June 7, compared to 51 cases during the last Public Health France report on June 3.

There are now 66 cases of monkey pox that are currently confirmed in France. Infections are distributed as follows in France: 48 in Ile-de-France, 8 in Occitanie, 5 in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 2 in Normandy, 1 in Hauts-de-France, 1 in Centre-Val de Loire and 1 in Paca.

Of the 66 cases confirmed on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 61 were the subject of a specific investigation to monitor the virus. However, one of the people reported positive refused the epidemiological investigation while another infected patient remains unreachable. Three other cases are under investigation, indicates Public Health France.

In France, infections by this virus are subject to long-term surveillance by means of compulsory notification. Given the current alerts, surveillance of these infections is reinforced by Public Health France and information and alert messages are sent to healthcare professionals.

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All of the cases currently under investigation are males between the ages of 22 and 63 (median age: 35). Among the cases investigated, 3 are immunocompromised, one was hospitalized but is no longer so; none died.

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Still on the subject of the profiles of the confirmed cases, 28 traveled abroad before the onset of their symptoms, some of them in several different countries: 14 trips are thus reported in Spain, 4 in Belgium, 4 in Germany, 1 in Portugal, 1 in the United Kingdom, 1 in the Netherlands, 1 in Morocco, 1 in India, 1 in Switzerland, 1 in the United States and 1 in Mali. These trips do not systematically constitute the origin of the contamination.

Most of the cases reported and registered with Santé Publique France declare that they cannot identify the person who allegedly infected them.

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