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French health authorities report as of July 07, 2022, 721 cases have been confirmed in the country. The breakdown by region is as follows: 473 in Ile-de-France, 70 in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 52 in Occitanie, 33 in New Aquitaine, 29 in Hauts-de-France, 28 in Provence -Alpes-Côte d’Azur, 11 in Normandy, 10 in Grand Est, 6 in Brittany, 4 in Pays-de-la-Loire, 3 in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and 2 in Centre-Val de Loire.

Among these cases, a new pediatric case under 10 years old and a new female case were reported. In total, 2 children and 4 women have therefore been identified to date among all the cases infected with the monkeypox virus since May 7, 2022, the date of the first case detected in France.

Confirmed adult cases are between 19 and 71 years old (median age: 35 years).

Among the cases investigated, 81% presented a genito-anal rash, 74% an eruption on another part of the body, 79% a fever and 75% lymphadenopathy.

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Among the cases investigated, 34 are immunocompromised; 174 are HIV positive (27%). Among the HIV-free cases, 314 are on PreP (69%). No cases died.

To date, in France, 98% of cases for which sexual orientation is provided have occurred among men who have sex with men (MSM). Among the cases for which information is available, 75% declare having had at least 2 sexual partners in the 3 weeks before the onset of symptoms.

Most of the cases investigated declare that they cannot identify the person who allegedly infected them; 118 are secondary cases, ie reporting having been in contact with a case of monkeypox in the three weeks preceding the onset of symptoms.