First confirmed case of monkeypox in Martinique

On Friday, July 15, the Regional Health Agency (ARS) reported the discovery of the first confirmed case of monkeypox (commonly known as monkeypox) in Martinique.

The regional health agency in Martinique reports that an adult with mild symptoms, consistent with infection with monkeypox virus, was cared for a few days ago. He is resident “with the idea of ​​traveling to an area where the virus is spreading”.

This person was immediately placed in solitary confinement in his home. So far, the patient’s health condition does not show any serious signs. Soon, the ARS team in Martinique and the public health team in France, together with the doctor who treated this person, began investigations in order to trace the chain of contacts of this patient as quickly as possible and we were able to establish that there had been no close contact since his infection. Return to the territory.

Recommendations in case of exposure to risks

As soon as symptoms suggestive of monkeypox virus infection appear, you are asked to isolate yourself and contact 15 who will direct you for medical advice.

Open vaccination

In the face of the spread of monkeypox virus (monkeypox), the Supreme Health Authority, which was confiscated by the General Directorate of Health, in its opinion issued on July 7, 2022, recommended providing preventive vaccination to the most vulnerable groups of people. virus. This vaccine offering also extends to Martinique. To find out more about the dedicated vaccination center:

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