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vaccination campaign against monkey pox (“Monkeypox”) will expand. On the recommendation of the High Health Authority (HAS), post-exposure vaccination is combined with preventive vaccination already open -by appointment- in seven Information Centers for the diagnosis and screening of sexually transmitted infections (CEGIDD) throughout the country. heights of franceof which three in Picardy: in the University Hospital of Amiens as well as in the hospitals of laon et Saint Quentin. «
More are expected in the coming days.
“, anticipates the Regional Health Agency (ARS), in particular in Compiègne for Oise.
Skin rash that occurs after the onset of fever.
The vaccination schedule includes two doses 28 days apart, or a single dose for people born before 1980 who have already been vaccinated against smallpox, and three doses for people who are immunosuppressed.
“Monkey chickenpox” is characterized in particular by a rash that appears 1 to 3 days after the onset of fever. The virus can be transmitted by direct contact. with lesions on the skin or mucous membranes of a sick person, as well as by droplets (saliva, sneezing, crackling, etc.) as well as by indirect contact with the patient’s environment (bedding, clothing, dishes, bathroom linen, etc. .). ”
The illness is usually mild and usually lasts 2 to 3 weeks.
As of the last ARS update on June 21, there were 277 cases in France. Of the twelve cases registered in Hauts-de-France, six were hospitalized at the University Hospital of Amiens, with a view to their isolation until the complete healing of the skin lesions.
The audiences most exposed to the virus are “
men who have sex with men (MSM) and trans people, in both cases with multiple partners; people in a situation of prostitution; and professionals who work in places of sexual consumption.
” In this state, ”
reported cases are mostly mild, with no direct link to people returning from travel
“, specifies the ARS.
It should also be noted that Public health France launched on July 13 a telephone information platform “Monkeypox Info service”, on 0801 90 80 69, accessible 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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