The number of confirmed cases of monkeypox in France stood at 2,889 on August 18, 2022, according to Public Health France, or 140 more than on August 16. Worldwide, the United States is the most affected country.
Monkey pox continues to spread in France and around the world. In two days, 140 additional confirmed cases have been identified in France. As of August 18, the total number of cases in the country stands at 2,889, compared to 2,749 on August 16, reports Public Health France (SPF).
The largest number of cases concern the Île-de-France region (1692, +50 since August 16), followed by Occitanie (251, +7), the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region (217, -4 ) and Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur (203, +39).
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Find below the distribution of cases by region of residence:
Centre-Val de Loire and Bourgogne-Franche-Comté have less than 30 cases, Brittany and Normandy barely more.
Corsica, like Martinique, Guadeloupe and Saint-Martin, are affected by less than 5 cases. And 12 cases reside abroad, details SPF.
Of all the cases identified to date, the vast majority are adult males, 34 are female and 7 are children. “No deaths have been reported to date.”
In the world
According to data as of August 18 from the World Health Organization, France is 6th globally in terms of the number of confirmed cases, behind Brazil (3,184), Great Britain (3,195), l Germany (3,242), Spain (5,792), and far behind the United States (12,743).
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If we add Canada (1,091 cases), the Netherlands (1,029), Peru (867) and Portugal (770), these 10 countries together represent, according to the WHO, “88.6% reported cases worldwide.”
According to the organization, since January 1, 94 countries have reported one or more cases of monkeypox, 39,110 cases have been laboratory confirmed and 12 deaths have been reported.