Monkey pox: 53 new cases of Monkeypox virus detected in three days, Occitania second most affected region

Public Health France provided an update on Thursday on the evolution of the epidemic due to the Monkeypox virus.

As of June 23, 2022, 330 confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported in France, revealed Public Health France this Thursday evening, or 53 more than Tuesday June 21. The cases are distributed across the territory as follows:

  • 227 in Ile-de-France,
  • 22 in Occitania,
  • 21 in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes,
  • 19 in New Aquitaine,
  • 14 in Hauts de France,
  • 14 in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur,
  • 6 in Normandy,
  • 3 in Brittany,
  • 1 in Centre-Loire Valley,
  • 1 in Burgundy-Franche-Comté,
  • 1 in Pays de la Loire
  • 1 in the Great East.

With six additional cases confirmed in three daysIOccitania stay here second most affected region of France.

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Of the 302 confirmed cases as of June 22, 287 have been investigated, four remain unreachable and 11 are under investigation.

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Among these cases, only one concerns a young womanwhose (untested) partner reported he had a rash 3 weeks prior.

Between 19 and 71 years old

Confirmed cases as of June 22 are between 19 and 71 years old (median age: 35 years).

The dates of onset of symptoms extend between May 7 and June 18, 2022.

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Cases accelerated a median of 7 days (range 0 to 22 days) after symptom onset.

Among the cases investigated,

  • 77% presented a genito-anal rash,
  • 73% a eruption on another part of the body,
  • 71% a fever
  • 69% of the lymphadenopathy (pathological increase in the volume of a lymph node).

13 of the cases were immunocompromised. However, no deaths were reported.

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“To date, as in other European countriesFrench public health tip, these cases occurred mostly, but not exclusively, in men who have sex with men (MSM), with no direct link to people returning from endemic areas. The majority of cases report multiple sexual partners.”

Source of contamination unknown

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Most cases report not being able to identify the person who allegedly infected them.

Finally, 52 of the cases investigated are secondary cases

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