Monkeypox is a contagious disease that affects monkeys. Matt Hancock confirms cases in the United Kingdom.

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Monkeypox is a contagious disease that affects monkeys. Matt Hancock confirms cases in the United Kingdom.

Monkeypox is causing an outbreak in the United Kingdom, according to Matt Hancock.

Monkeypox is an uncommon disease caused by a monkeypox virus infection.

The majority of the occurrences have occurred in Africa. In the United Kingdom, the chance of contracting monkeypox is quite low.

It’s usually a minor ailment that improves on its own without treatment. Because some people acquire more serious symptoms as a result of monkeypox, patients in the United Kingdom are treated at specialist facilities.

Monkeypox has only been reported in a few cases in the United Kingdom.

When a case is discovered, medical personnel will attempt to contact anyone who has had intimate contact with the sick person.

If you have not been approached, rest assured that you are not at risk of contracting monkeypox.

Mr Hancock announced the announcement during an address to the Government Health and Social Select Committee about his reaction to the Covid pandemic earlier today.

“The tracing and isolation mechanism was primarily designed for highly critical but very minor outbreaks,” he explained.

“As Health Secretary, you’re constantly dealing with outbreaks. I’m currently dealing with a monkeypox outbreak and drug-resistant tuberculosis [tuberculosis]cases. That is absolutely standard.”

Symptoms of monkeypox

The illness begins with:

high temperature headache muscle aches backache swollen glands chills exhaustion

A rash usually begins one to five days after the first symptoms appear. The spots often start on the face before spreading to other parts of the body.

During the illness the rash changes from raised red bumps, to spots filled with fluid. The spots eventually form scabs which later fall off..

How monkeypox is spread

Monkeypox does not spread easily between people, but it’s possible to catch it from:

touching items like clothing, bedding or towels used by an infected person touching monkeypox spots or scabs a person with a monkeypox rash who coughs or sneezes near you

 

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