France reports first case of monkeypox

PARIS, May 20 (Xinhua) — France reported the first case of monkeypox in the country on Friday, and the patient was isolated at home.

The French Ministry of Health confirmed the case after the patient underwent a PCR test on Thursday, French news channel BFMTV reported on Friday, adding that the patient is a 29-year-old man residing in the region. from Ile-de-France.

As his condition is not considered serious or concerning, the man is isolated at home, according to the report.

The Ministry of Health noted that the patient has not traveled to any other country that has recently recorded cases of monkeypox.

The situation is “unusual”, according to the ministry.

Cases of monkeypox have been reported in Great Britain, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United States, and Canada.

Monkeypox is a viral disease that is unusual in humans. It spreads through close contact between humans and animals, and can also be transmitted between humans after close contact.

Symptoms include fever, muscle pain, headache, swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, and skin manifestations such as blisters.

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