On Thursday, June 16, a new report from Public Health France reported that there are 183 confirmed cases of monkeypox, including 129 in Ile-de-France.
The trend is still rising. On Thursday, France recorded 183 cases of monkeypox, according to the French Public Health Authority. There were 129 cases of contamination in Ile-de-France, 13 in Occitanie, 10 in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 8 in New Aquitaine, 7 in Haut-de-France, 7 in Baca, 5 in Normandy and 1 in the Central Valley Loire, 1 in Burgundy-Franche-Comté, 1 Grand-Est and 1 in Brittany.
Thus, 58 new confirmed cases of monkeypox were identified across France between 14 and 16 June.
So far, the Ile-de-France region is the hardest hit by the virus with 129 active cases. At the back, we find Occitanie with 13 contaminations identified.
In order to determine the origin of the disease, extensive investigations were carried out on these patients. Of those, 42 had traveled abroad before they noticed symptoms, half of them in Spain. Note that all the infected are now men.
Abroad, France’s public health authority recognizes “7 cases in Belgium, 5 in Germany, 3 in Portugal, 2 in the United Kingdom, 1 in the Netherlands, 2 in Denmark, 1 in Luxembourg and 1 in Luxembourg.” India, 2 in Switzerland, 1 in the United States, 2 in Mali, 1 in Colombia and 1 in Morocco.”
However, the health agency warns that “these flights do not systematically constitute the source of the contamination”.