England discovers 36 new monkeypox cases, total rises to 56

On Monday, UK health authorities said they had detected 36 more cases monkeypox In England and the first injury in Scotland.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said the new cases took the total number of confirmed cases in England from May 7 to 56, but stressed that while the outbreak was worrying, the risk to Britons remained low.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said his government is carefully studying the circumstances surrounding his dispatch.

“It’s basically a very rare disease and so far the consequences don’t seem very serious, but it’s important that we keep an eye on it,” Johnson told reporters.

The UKHSA reiterated that the infection does not usually spread easily between people.

“Alongside reports of other cases being identified in other countries globally, we are continuing to identify additional cases in the UK,” Dr Susan Hopkins, UKHSA’s chief medical advisor, said in a statement.

“A significant proportion of recent cases in the UK and Europe have been found in gay and bisexual men, so we are particularly encouraging these men to be alert for symptoms.”

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Maria Van Kerkhove said, earlier in the day, that more than 100 suspected and confirmed cases in the recent outbreaks in Europe and North America were not severe, as Maria Van Kerkhove said, earlier today, that emerging diseases and zoonoses that the WHO tracks Global Health and Technical Chief for COVID-19.

The UKHSA advised that close contacts of high-risk confirmed cases should be isolated for 21 days.

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