Days pass, and cases increase. 277 confirmed cases of monkeypox were reported in France on Tuesday, the French public health agency announced in a statement, which said that one of the cases concerned a woman for the first time in the country.
Among the latest cases recorded, “a first female case has been confirmed, the mode of transmission of which is under investigation, and all the others are men”, specifies Public Health France.
Nearly 100 new cases in five days
So far, the current outbreak of monkeypox, which is affecting some 40 countries, has mainly concerned men who have had homosexual relations, although it is not limited to them. The latest assessment, five days earlier, reported 183 cases in France. As before, no patient died.
Of all the cases observed in France, there are “195 in Île-de-France, 16 in Occitania, 14 in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 16 in New Aquitaine, 12 in Hauts-de-France, 12 in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, 6 in Normandy, 1 in Centre-Val de Loire, 1 in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, 1 in Grand-Est and 3 in Brittany”, detailed the health authorities.
Monkeypox, which the World Health Organization (WHO) plans to make a global emergency, first results in a high fever and quickly progresses to a rash. The disease, which until then was contained in about ten African countries, usually heals spontaneously after two to three weeks.