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Monkey pox: a first suspected case in France

A statement from the Directorate General of Health, reported by our colleagues from “Figaro”, announces that a first suspected case has been detected in France. I subscribe for 1€ the 1st month

A rare viral disease endemic to West Africa, worried monkeypox. Several dozen suspected or confirmed cases of monkeypox have been detected since early May in Europe and North America, raising fears of the start of the spread. The United Kingdom, which first reported cases, detected since May 6, said in a statement Wednesday evening that it had identified two new ones, bringing the total number of people infected to nine. With the exception of the first infected individual, who had recently traveled to Nigeria, these patients were infected in the United Kingdom, according to the British health security agency (UKHSA). “These latest cases, along with reports of cases in various European countries, confirm what we initially feared that there may be transmission of monkeypox within our communities,” said Susan Hopkins. , a doctor and UKHSA's chief medical adviser, was quoted in the statement. Thursday evening, according to a statement from the Directorate General of Health, relayed by our colleagues from Figaro, a first suspected case was identified in France, in the Île-de-France region. “Suspicious cases are being investigated in many countries,” recalls the organization, which considers this to be an “unusual phenomenon”.

Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills and fatigue. Rashes may occur, often on the face, and spread to other parts of the body, including the genitals. There is no cure for monkeypox, which is spread by contact with an infected person or their body fluids, including saliva. This viral infection heals itself.

Not very contagious between humans

On Wednesday, Spain, Portugal, Canada and the United States, in turn, reported having spotted the presence of monkeypox, or what appears to be, on their territory. The two countries on the Iberian Peninsula have reported having identified around 40 suspected or confirmed cases of this disease, which has led the Spanish and Portuguese authorities to issue a national health alert.

In Canada, more than a dozen suspected cases were being examined in Montreal on Wednesday, according to the public channel Radio-Canada, which quotes the city's health authorities. And, in the United States, a man who had recently traveled to Canada tested positive for the disease in the state of Massachusetts. The authorities want to be generally reassuring, thus emphasizing in Spain and Portugal that the disease is not very contagious between humans.

The multiplication of apparent outbreaks is nevertheless worrying, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has indicated on Monday to take a close interest in the fact that some of the cases in the United Kingdom appear to have been transmitted within the homosexual community. “We are seeing transmissions among men who have sex with men,” which is “new information that we need to study properly to better understand the dynamics” of transmission, said Ibrahima Socé Fall, deputy director general of the WHO for Emergency Response, Geneva.

But “anyone, regardless of sexual orientation, can spread monkeypox,” health centers in the United States have pointed out. Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the nation's primary federal health agency.

Teilor Stone
Teilor Stonehttps://thesaxon.org
Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Bobr Times, Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my [email protected] 1-800-268-7116

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