1st case of monkeypox in France: congratulations to the clinical pathologists of Cerballiance Ile de France who diagnosed this case during an analysis of the patient’s lesions by PCR and immediately alerted the national reference center of orthopoxvirus. Along with the tryptich “screen, isolate, trace” that accompanied the massive COVID-19 screening campaigns, the clinical pathologist continues to play this essential role of sentinel that enables to
- document a health/medical situation with reliable scientific data,
- reflect its evolution,
- inform Authorities who will decide on the necessary measures to protect the population.