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According to Public Health France, as of June 21, 277 confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported in France: 195 in Ile-de-France, 16 in Occitanie, 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.

Among these cases, a first female case has been confirmed, whose mode of transmission is under investigation, and all the others are male.

Among the cases investigated, 78% presented a genito-anal rash, 75% an eruption on another part of the body, 70% a fever and 69% lymphadenopathy.

Among the cases investigated, 11 are immunocompromised; none died.

To date, as in other European countries, these cases have occurred mainly, but not exclusively, in men who have sex with men (MSM), with no direct link to people returning from endemic areas. The majority of cases report multiple sexual partners.

Most of the cases investigated declare that they cannot identify the person who allegedly infected them.

According to the European CDC, as of June 22, 2,746 cases of monkeypox have been reported rom 29 countries and areas throughout the European region.