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2 more cases of monkeypox virus confirmed in England

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Britain’s Health Protection Agency (UKHSA) confirmed on Saturday that two people in London have been diagnosed with the monkeypox virus. The cases are from the same household and are not linked to a previous infection confirmed by the agency last week, which was linked to a recent travel history to Nigeria, where he is believed to have caught it.

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Where and how both the new cases came, it is being investigated. Dr Colin Brown, UKHSA’s Director of Clinical and Emerging Infections, said: “We have confirmed two new monkeypox cases in England that are not linked to the case announced on 7 May.

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While investigations are ongoing to determine the source of the infection, it is important to emphasize that it does not spread easily between people and requires close personal contact with an infected symptomatic individual. He said the overall risk to the general public is very low. UKHSA said they are contacting any potential friends, family or contacts in the community and are also working with the National Health Service (NHS) to contact any health contacts whose infection has been confirmed. Provide them with further advice as needed to assess whether there has been close contact with cases in the past.

The UKHSA and the NHS have well-established and robust infection control procedures for handling imported infectious disease cases and will be strictly followed, Brown said. One of the cases is receiving care in the specialist infectious disease unit at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London. The second case is isolated and currently does not require hospital treatment.

We are caring for a patient in our specialist High Outcome Infectious Diseases unit at St. Mary’s Hospital. Professor Julian Redhead, Medical Director of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, said that all necessary infectious control procedures have been followed and we are working closely with UKHSA and NHS England. Monkeypox is a rare viral infection that does not spread easily between people. It is usually a mild self-limiting illness and most people recover within a few weeks.

However, serious illness can occur in some people. The infection can spread when someone is in close contact with an infected person, however, experts believe the risk of transmission to the general population is very low. Early symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills and tiredness.

A rash may develop, often starting on the face, then spreading to other parts of the body, especially the arms and legs. The grains change and go through various stages before eventually forming a crust, which then falls off.

It can spread when someone is in close contact with an infected person. The virus can enter the body through broken skin, the respiratory tract, or through the eyes, nose, or mouth. The NHS said the infection can be caught from infected wild animals in parts of West and Central Africa and is believed to be transmitted by rodents.

The UKHSA said people without symptoms are not considered contagious, but as a precaution, people who are in close proximity to infected patients are contacted to ensure they are treated quickly if they become unwell. can be treated with. The first recorded incidence of monkeypox virus in the UK was in 2018, and a handful of cases have been confirmed by health officials since then.

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