More than 1,550 cases of patients infected with monkeypox have been identified in France. Nearly half are in Île-de-France, the National Public Health Agency said on Friday.
France has 1,567 confirmed cases of infection with the monkeypox virus, health authorities announced on Friday.
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“As of July 21, 2022 at 12:00 p.m., 1,567 confirmed cases have been identified in France”, including “seven women and two children”, indicated the Public Health France agency on its site.
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Of all the cases recorded, “726 reside in Ile-de-France, 123 in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 97 in Occitanie, 72 in New Aquitaine, 55 in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, 41 in Hauts -de-France, 29 in Grand Est, 18 in Normandy, 16 in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, 15 in Pays-de-la-Loire, 11 in Centre-Val de Loire, 10 in Brittany, 1 in Corsica and 1 in Martinique. The region of residence is not indicated for 347 cases and 5 cases reside abroad”, specifies the agency.
Among the cases investigated, 51 are immunocompromised (4.8% of the cases having responded); 290 are HIV-positive (i.e. 26% of cases knowing their HIV status). Among the cases without HIV, 554 are on PreP (i.e. 69% of respondents to the question).
Faced with the rise in cases of monkeypox and the difficulties in tracing the chains of contamination, France announced ten days ago the extension of vaccination, now offered preventively to the most exposed groups, in particular homosexuals. and multi-partner bisexuals, as in other countries.
Faced with a growing number of criticisms of difficulties in obtaining an appointment, the Minister of Health, François Braun indicated this Friday that “30,000 doses have already been destocked from strategic stocks, of which more than 20,000 are available in the field. “, before adding that” the destocking will continue the next few weeks “.