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A case of monkeypox has been confirmed in Guadeloupe

A case of monkeypox has been confirmed in Guadeloupe

It is announced by ARS in a press release dated Monday 25 July 2022. It is from a person who resides in Guadeloupe and was returning from France after having been in contact with a person who was also confirmed as in Ile de France

The confirmed patient in Guadeloupe was taken care of immediately and has been under medical observation ever since, and as soon as the first signs of monkeypox appeared, he was isolated at home.
At the same time, ARS and Public Health France are continuing their investigations to ensure that the virus has not spread elsewhere and especially in the vicinity of the patient in question.

As for the person residing in Ile-de-France with whom the patient had been in contact, he was discovered at the beginning of July and under strict isolation.

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People at high risk of developing monkeypox can now benefit from a preventative vaccination by appointment by contacting:

– 0590 89 16 53: Day Hospital of the Department of Infectious Diseases at CHU

– 0590 91 24 52: CeGIDD from CHU in Guadeloupe

– 0590 52 26 74: This is a GIDD for St. Martin

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