The European country reported its first case in May and had 33 confirmed cases by Wednesday.
Friday’s announcement by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that it had identified more than 700 cases worldwide of monkeypox. 21 of these were in the United States.
According to the French national health agency, all of the victims were men between 22 and 63 years old. Only one was admitted and later discharged.
Rare diseases are not always fatal. Symptoms include fever, muscle aches, and swelling of the lymph nodes.
It is an endemic disease in parts of Central and West Africa, but it is uncommon in Europe and North Africa.
According to the World Health Organization, Monkeypox generally clears up within two to four weeks.
Brigitte Bourguignon, French Health Minister, stated last week that officials didn’t expect an “outbreak” in the country and that there were enough vaccine stocks.
France recommends that all adults, including professionals in the health, get vaccinated if they come into contact with infected persons.