Monkeypox: 14 new cases detected in England – UK total now 71 | UK News


England has recorded 14 new cases of monkeypox, taking the UK’s total to 71.

So far England has reported 70 cases, and Scotland one, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said.

No cases have been reported in Wales or Northern Ireland so far.

Despite further cases being detected, the risk to the UK population remains low, the UKHSA added.

It explained that a “notable proportion” of the cases identified have been among people who are gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men.

However, anyone with “unusual rashes or lesions” should immediately contact NHS 111 or their local sexual health service.

Dr Susan Hopkins, chief medical adviser at the UKHSA, thanked people for coming forward with symptoms and said the agency is continuing to “promptly identify” cases.


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