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According to an update from Sante Publique France Friday, 51 confirmed cases of Monkeypox have been reported in France: 37 in Ile-de-France, 6 in Occitanie, 4 in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 2 in Normandy, 1 in Hauts-de-France and 1 in Centre-Val de Loire. This is up from 33 cases reported on Wednesday.

Out of 45 confirmed cases as of June 2, 2022 at 2:00 p.m., 43 were investigated, one refused and the last could not be reached. All the cases investigated are men, aged between 22 and 63 years (median age: 37 years). Among the cases investigated, two are immunocompromised, one was hospitalized but is no longer so; 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.