The first case of monkeypox has been reported in France, according to health officials on Friday, May 20.
The man was isolated at his home in the Paris region, and authorities have identified his contacts to indicate how to control the spread of the virus.
For its part, Canada confirmed the discovery of the first two cases In humans on Thursday night 19, this local disease from West Africa followed a series of epidemics in Europe.
“Two samples from the National Microbiological Laboratory reported a positive result for the monkey box test in the province of Quebec. These are the first two cases confirmed in Canada,” the Canadian Public Health Agency said in a statement.
Other suspected cases are being investigated in the French-speaking city of MontrealCanadian officials noted. The Regional Directorate of Public Health in the same city noted 17 suspicious cases at a morning press conference.
Confirmed cases are spreading
Belgium According to a virologist from this country, two other cases of the monkey were found. The second case was diagnosed in the same environment as the first, and according to the expert, he was diagnosed with blisters on his hands.
As AustraliaBefore landing in Melbourne on Monday 16 May, a 30-year-old man who had recently returned from the UK was diagnosed with monkey pox. Those who shared that person’s flights are currently being contacted.
Earlier this Friday, health officials in New South Wales, Australia, said they had identified another “possible” case of monkey flu in a 40-year-old man who had recently returned to Sydney from Europe.
“Someone in the Stockholm area has been confirmed to have monkey pox,” the Swedish Public Health Agency said in a statement.
The authority explained that the victim was “not seriously ill, but received medical attention” and said it was not known where or how the infection occurred.
United KingdomIt announced its first case on May 6, raising the total number of victims to nine on Wednesday night, May 18th.
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Tuesday that it would like to clarify the situation as some cases in the UK appear to have spread within the homosexual community.
Spain is number one
In Spain, The Ministry of Health explained this Friday, May 20, that there are already 30 confirmed infections, All located in Madrid, which makes this country the country with the highest number of positives. The number may be higher.
“Due to the nature of the suspected cases of infection, it was caused by contact with mucous membranes during intercourse,” the ministry said in a statement.
According to the officials who implemented the health alert, This rare disease does not spread between humansThere is no cure for this and it usually heals on its own.
Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen lymph nodes, and chills and fatigue. Skin rashes, especially on the face, can spread to other parts of the body.
The European Union (EU) says the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) plans to release its first risk assessment report “early next week”.
The company said, “Follow the situation closely.” “Isolate yourself, investigate suspicious cases and report them promptly.”.
* With information from AFP and Europa Press.
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