Monkeypox: The epidemic continues to advance, with 2,171 cases announced in France on Tuesday

French Health Minister Francois Brown announced on Tuesday in the National Assembly during his questioning of the government, that France has recorded a total of 2,171 cases of monkeypox virus.

Monkeypox has been endemic for decades in Central and West Africa, but an unusual increase in cases has been observed since May in Europe and North America, in particular.

Many deaths have been recorded in West Africa, Two have been identified in SpainAnd the one in indiaand one also in Peru and Another in Brazil.

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The virus responsible for this animal disease is usually transmitted to humans through contact with wild animals, and can also be transmitted through direct contact with skin lesions or mucous membranes of a sick person, especially during sexual intercourse, and also through contact with the patient’s environment (bedding, clothing, dishes and bathroom coverings). and so on).

According to estimates by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, the cumulative number of infections was expected to exceed 27,000 by Tuesday in a total of 88 countries analyzed.

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