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Monkey pox: “Monkeypox” is gaining ground in France, 66 cases recorded in the country, including 8 in Occitania

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According to Santé Publique France, 66 cases of monkeypox contamination have been detected in the country. Occitania is currently the second most affected region with 8 cases identified.

Monkeypox continues to progress in France. According to the last health update carried out this Tuesday, June 7 by Public Health France, 66 cases of contamination with “Monkeypox” have been identified in the country. 61 of them were “under investigation”. It is in Île-de-France that the cases are the most numerous: according to the health authorities, 48 ​​cases have been identified in Ile-de-France territory. Occitania is the second most affected region in the country with 8 infections recorded. Then come Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (5 cases), Normandy (2 cases), Hauts-de-France (1), Centre-Val de Loire (1) and the PACA region.

“All the cases investigated are men, aged between 22 and 63 (median age: 35), specifies Public Health France. To date, as in other European countries, these cases have occurred mainly, but not exclusively , among men who have sex with men (MSM), with no direct link to people returning from endemic areas. For the time being, in France, none of the people who contracted the disease have died.

Still according to the authorities, of the 66 cases that were discovered in France, “28 people 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.”

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