Monkey pox: an infected child reported in Ile-de-France

The Ile-de-France Regional Health Agency (ARS) reported on June 25 a first confirmed case of monkeypox in a child attending primary school in the region, specifying that he was taken care of and “ shows no signs of seriousness.

In a press release relayed on social networks, the ARS indicates that its teams and those of Public Health France “immediately began the investigations in order to trace the child’s chain of contacts as quickly as possible”.

A probable case has been identified within the same siblings

“A probable case has been identified within the same siblings. Measures have been taken with National Education and a message has been sent to the parents of children who are at-risk contacts at the school attended by the child”, the latter in particular having to monitor the appearance of symptoms (fever, rash) , adds the ARS.

Until then, the virus had only affected adults. The latest report from Public Health France, established on June 23, reported 330 confirmed cases of infection in France.

Monkeypox (monkeypoxin English), the outbreak of which affects around 40 countries, first results in a high fever and quickly evolves into a rash. The disease, hitherto contained in a dozen African countries, usually heals spontaneously after two to three weeks.


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