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Monkey pox: new cases every day in the UK, say health authorities – BFMTV

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“We are detecting more cases every day,” the UK Health Security Agency’s medical chief said, announcing a new toll on Monday. The UK is seeing new cases of monkeypox every day, an official said on Sunday. of the British Health Security Agency, a subject that the government says it takes “very seriously”. “We are detecting more cases every day,” Susan Hopkins, medical officer of the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), told the BBC. Last week, 20 patients were identified and a new report will be published on Monday “With the figures from the weekend,” said Susan Hopkins. regional organization of the World Health Organization (WHO). “In the cases we’ve seen so far in the UK, the vast majority of people recover on their own,” said Susan Hopkins. She described monkeypox as “a new infectious disease that is spread in our community” with “cases that have no identified contact with an individual coming from West Africa”, where the disease was previously present. Transmission is seen “primarily in individuals who identify as homosexual or bisexual or in men who have sex with men”, she said, noting that the transmission can be explained by the “frequent contact they may have.” She called for being alert to any symptoms while stressing that the risk to the population as a whole was “extremely low.” While there is no vaccine for monkeypox, which is self-curing, a smallpox vaccine can be used to protect contact cases, Dr. Hopkins explained. Education Minister Nadhim Zahawi told the same TV channel that the government was taking the matter “very, very seriously” and that the UK had started buying doses of the smallpox vaccine.

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