This Friday, there were 900 occurrences of monkeypox across the world… Including 51 in France distributed as follows; Centre-Val de Loire (1), Hauts-de-France (1), Normandy (2), Auvergne – Rhône-Alpes (4), Occitanie (6), and Île-de-France (37).
The evaluation, shared by Public Health France, is only expected to rise in light of the ongoing investigations. Only 33 patients had been diagnosed on Wednesday.
The document also released many profile components on Friday evening for the first time. At least 43 out of the 45 cases discovered on Thursday have been researched. They are all males, from 22 to 63 years old. Two of them are immunocompromised, one was hospitalized but did not die.
“The bulk of patients with monkeypox are male homosexuals but not all of them have been to endemic African region.” Only 22 of the currently infected had gone abroad before their sickness started, but just a few can identify the source of their infection.
Anyone can be affected
This data is in line with what has been seen elsewhere. On Wednesday, when the UK launched its first investigation into the monkeypox infection it found that 87 percent were between the ages of 20 and 49, with no fewer than 111 gay or bisexual males (and had visited dating apps, saunas, and gay bars).
Because many of those over 50 have been immunized against “traditional” smallpox, which was eradicated at the end of the 1970s, they are a priori safe from monkeypox.
However, this vaccine offers cross protection. Several components (such as a higher risk of several clusters and more reactive screening) may explain why homosexuals and bisexuals are more affected by it when compared to heterosexuals.
However, health experts believe that regardless of one’s sexual orientation, everyone can be impacted. Transmission is mostly through close contact at this time, especially during sex.