Four more people have been diagnosed with Monkeypox in the UK, bringing the total number of cases in the latest outbreak to seven.By Connor Boyd Deputy Health Editor and Laurence Dollimore For Mailonline
All four new patients are gay or bisexual men who were infected in London and had no travel links to Africa, health chiefs have confirmed after MailOnline broke the news earlier today.
Two are known to each other but have no connection to any of the previous cases, in a sign the virus is spreading in the community for the first time.
Nurses and doctors are being advised to stay ‘alert’ to patients who present with a new rash.
Published: 16:20, 16 May 2022 | Updated: 08:30, 17 May 2022
Monkeypox is often mistaken for more common rash illnesses like chickenpox, measles, scabies and syphilis, which makes it difficult to diagnose early.
Dr Susan Hopkins, chief medical adviser at the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), said: ‘This is rare and unusual.
‘UKHSA is rapidly investigating the source of these infections because the evidence suggests that there may be transmission of the monkeypox virus in the community, spread by close contact.
original artical – Mail Online: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10821799/UK-monkeypox-alert-health-chiefs-detect-FOUR-monkeypox-cases.html
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