France Records First Case Of Monkeypox

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The first case of Monkeypox disease has been reported in France on Friday.

The French Health Ministry said it was discovered after a PCR test was carried out on Thursday on a 29-yar-old man residing in the Ile-de-France region, French news channel, BFMTV reported.

The Health Ministry, however, indicated that the patient’s condition was not considered so serious and worrying, adding that he has been isolating for proper treatment and to avoid spread.

The health ministry noted that the patient had not traveled to any other country which registered monkeypox cases recently.

The situation is unusual, according to the ministry.

However, cases of monkeypox had been reported in Britain, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United States and Canada.

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Monkeypox is a viral disease that is unusual in humans.

It spreads through close contact between humans and animals, and can also pass 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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