No deaths to date. Although monkeypox is affecting more and more French women and men, the virus is nonetheless aggressive enough to spread over all or part of the French landscape. Most regions of the nation have at least one case of contamination on their soil. Known since the early 1970s, the pathology originates from West Africa, where it is endemic – that is to say, permanently present – ​​informs Le Figaro. Generally, the sick recover spontaneously from the affliction.

All in all, continue our colleagues, 1,000 cases have been reported worldwide, in countries where the virus is not considered endemic. At the beginning of May 2022, only 200 contaminations were identified. France is, in fact, one of the nations affected, but its regions manage the influx of contamination very unevenly. More information about this in our slideshow, which you will find at the end of this article.

In fact, monkeypox is an infectious disease, caused by a virus transmitted to humans by an animal. Most often, it is rodents that participate in the expansion of the virus. The incubation period varies between 5 and 21 days.

Affected patients usually face symptoms comparable to those of smallpox, which therefore include:

The intensity of the symptoms is generally less significant than it can be in the case of traditional smallpox.