On July 23, 2022, the Director General of the WHO indicated that he had “ decided that the outbreak of most of which in Ile-de-France, consequently François Braun, Minister of Health, announced the opening of a capacity in the Paris region to administer anti-smallpox vaccines, effective against monkeypox.of the monkey represents a public health emergency of international concern “. Indeed, more than 3,000 cases have been confirmed worldwide and the health measures to contain the ( isolation of confirmed cases, ring) have not been effective in reducing the spread of the virus. In France,
A wide variety of skin lesions
Theof patients is essentially made up of men belonging to the LGBT community, a non-negligible proportion of whom (41%) are carriers of the and therefore immunocompromised. Skin lesions were observed in most patients but their location may vary; thus, the ano-genital sphere (the and the ) is the most affected, followed by the arms, legs and trunk, then the face and finally, the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet. Other common symptoms are fatigue, muscles and headaches. No death was observed among the 528 people but 13% of them had to be hospitalized because of pain that was difficult to bear and a bacterial infection of the pimples. Scientists note that ” rare and severe complications have been observed (myocarditis and epiglottitis)”.
The changing appearance of the buttons can make it difficult to establish the. Depending on when the patient presents to the hospital and the location of the lesions, these have different aspects that can delay diagnosis and adequate management. Scientists also looked for monkeypox virus in the of 32 patients; his was identified for 29 of them. Most of the patients followed here believe they have become infected through sexual intercourse. The hypothesis of a sexual transmission route is still relevant but not yet confirmed, the presence of DNA in the of infected people does not mean that infectious are present.
Monkey pox: the symptoms of this epidemic do not resemble those we knew
Article published on July 6, 2022 by Julie Kern
The first study of the current strain of monkeypox virus shows that patients are showing different symptoms than previously seen. Doctors fear the disease is being confused with others, includingthe most common.
Define the exact origin of theis always a headache for doctors. In this case, it seems that the patients were contaminated during sexual intercourse, since 47 out of 52 said they had had sexual intercourse in the three weeks preceding the onset of their symptoms. Despite everything, they also indicated that they were not aware of being in contact with people who were already sick.
Skin rashes in the genital area and less frequent fevers
” The most common symptom is skin lesions in the anal and penile regions. The fact that a quarter of patients tested positive foror chlamydia at the same time suggests that transmission of monkeypox virus in this cohort occurred during close contact, such as in the context of sexual intercourse says Dr Ruth Byrne of the NHS (National Health Service).
The study highlights important differences in the clinical picture presented by this cohort. Feelings of weakness or fatigue and fever are less common here than in previous studies of monkeypox symptoms. In addition, 18% of patients in this group reported no symptoms before the appearance of the first skin lesions. Doctors in England are concerned that monkeypox is being mistaken for common STIs (sexually transmitted infections) that cause symptoms likeor the . To prevent cases of monkeypox from falling by the wayside, they suggest that the list of symptoms of monkeypox, presented as an acute infection with fever, be adapted to the new observations.
In addition, these data have a certain limit: they were only obtained on patients from the gay community and cannot necessarily be generalized to the entire population. Men who have sex with men were the first to be affected by the virus, but it infects everyone, without distinction. indicates that there are now three ; the origin of their contamination is under investigation. The new WHO report shows 5,322 confirmed cases of monkeypox worldwide, mainly in North America and Europe.