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France reports first suspected case of monkeypox


France reports first suspected case of monkeypox

Paris, May 21 (Prensa Latina) The Directorate General of Health on Friday reported the first suspected case in France of monkeypox, an infectious disease that is concerning Europe and North America.
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According to the source, it was detected in Paris, but no further details were provided.

Several cases of local contagion were reported by the United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain and Sweden, especially in men who had sexual relations with other men, the statement added.

The Directorate General of Health reported that research works are underway in several countries due to the suspicion of the presence of monkeypox, a phenomenon that it called unusual.

The first symptoms of this disease are fever, headache and muscle pain, chill and the swelling of lymph nodes, and up to three days later, there may be rashes on the face and the body, which evolve into scabs.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the lethality of this rare condition is below 10 percent, based on documented studies.


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