a first confirmed case in a child in France

The announcement was made by the Regional Health Agency (ARS) Île-de-France. The child is educated in a primary school in the region. Supported by the health services, he shows no sign of seriousness according to the press release from the ARS.

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This is the first case of monkey pox in a child in France. The Regional Health Agency (ARS) Île-de-France published a press release on Saturday June 25 to report this probable case, “identified within the same sibling.” The child, who shows no signs of seriousness, is educated in a primary school in the Paris region. Measures have been taken with National Education and a message has been sent to the parents of children who are contacts at risk at the school attended by the child.reports the ARS.

If symptoms appear (fever, rash), the health authority recommends “call 15 if necessary” and a consultation will be offered “in order to allow the child to benefit from a vaccination if it is deemed necessary by the doctor”, adds the ARS. It indicates that its teams and those of Public Health France “the investigations immediately began in order to trace the child’s chain of contacts as quickly as possible”.

The virus had hitherto only affected adults. The latest report from Public Health France, established on Thursday at 2 p.m., reported 330 confirmed cases of infection in France, including 227 in Île-de-France.

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated on Saturday June 25 that the global outbreak of monkeypox was a health threat whose evolution was very worrying, without currently reaching the stage of a health emergency. world.

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