The day: Four more monkeypox cases confirmed in UK

The day
Four more monkeypox cases confirmed in UK

There are four other cases of in the UK monkey pox been recorded. According to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), there is no known link to the other newly discovered cases. Overall, the number of cases to seven. are therefore concerned four menwho were infected in London. The authority explained that the four cases involved men who sexual contact with other men had. There were no trips to countries where the disease is endemic. A link between the four infections is still being determined.

This is the West African variant, milder than the Central African. Given the recent increase in cases, the company is working closely with the NHS health service and international partners to identify possible new cases, the statement said. Homosexuals were encouraged to unusual rashes or sores on their body, especially in the genital area. UKHSA had only confirmed two other cases over the weekend. It was not initially known where the two patients had been infected. Another case had already been reported in early May. At the time, it was said that the patient was probably infected in Nigeria and then traveled to Britain. According to the UKHSA, the rare viral disease usually only causes mild symptoms, but can also have severe courses. Only symptomatic patients in close contact are contagious. The authority estimates the risk to the general population as low.

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