Monkeypox cases in UK rise to 179

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The UK Health Security Agency said on Monday that 71 further cases of monkeypox had been detected in England, increasing the total number of cases in the United Kingdom to 172.

There are now four cases in Scotland, two in Northern Ireland, and one in Wales. The majority of cases are in England.

Authorities have encouraged individuals to look for new rashes and self-isolate for 21 days if they have been in touch with someone who has monkeypox.

Dr. Ruth Milton, a senior medical advisor at the agency, stated, "We are reminding individuals to be on the lookout for new spots, ulcers, and blisters on any part of their body."

The risk to the public, according to experts, is minimal, as the vast majority of infected individuals recover within a few weeks.

Monkeypox is transmitted through close physical contact, including sexual activity.

Publish : 2022-05-31 09:12:00

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