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British monkeypox cases reach 302 while another 73 are detected

THE UK has announced a further 73 cases of monkeypox in the UK.

This increases the total number of infections to 302, all of which were detected in the past month alone.

The UK Health Security Agency announced more cases of monkeypox today

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The UK Health Security Agency announced more cases of monkeypox todayPhoto credit: Getty

The most cases of monkeypox are in England (287), followed by Scotland (10), Wales (three) and Northern Ireland (two).

The increasing outbreak is unusual as the virus is typically only found in parts of Africa.

But it has spread around the world in recent weeks, with health experts examining key chains of transmission.

Anyone can get monkeypox, but most cases have been seen in gay men, bisexual men, or other men who have sex with men.

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Even so, experts say there isn’t a single clear risk factor for contracting the virus.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said cases may be more common among people in the gay community because they are more likely to turn to sexual health clinics if they have symptoms.

The main symptoms of monkeypox are a flu-like illness with fever, chills, and muscle aches, followed by a chickenpox-like rash.

The rash develops into painful blisters before the scab forms — and a person is contagious until their scabs fall off.

The UKHSA said people should contact a sexual health clinic if they have a blistered rash and have been in close contact with someone who may have monkeypox in the last three weeks.

Last week, the WHO said cases may be more common among people in the gay community because they are more likely to turn to sexual health clinics if they have symptoms.

However, in a report published Wednesday night, the UKHSA said dating apps and bars, which are predominantly used by gay men, have been linking cases.

It says: “Investigations to date have identified links to gay bars, saunas and the use of dating apps in the UK and abroad.

“Investigations are ongoing, but no single factor or exposure linking the cases has been identified at this time.”

You need to know the signs of monkeypox

Experts at Britain’s Health Safety Agency have said all Britons should be on the lookout for important signs and symptoms.

Signs can include:

  1. Fever
  2. headache
  3. Muscle cramp
  4. back pain
  5. chills
  6. exhaustion
  7. night sweats
  8. Cold symptoms such as stuffy and runny nose
  9. Swollen lymph nodes
  10. Swollen groin
  11. rash

Medical professionals said complications of the disease were documented as:

  • Bad mood
  • strong pain
  • conjunctivitis

Monkeypox is spread through direct contact with an infected person’s sores, scabs, or bodily fluids.

Someone can also pick up the virus by touching a patient’s towels, clothing, or bedding.

The virus has been detected in dozens of European countries, the US, Canada, Australia and other parts of the world.

It may have been spreading “under the radar” for a while in non-endemic cases, the WHO said.

There have only been six cases of monkeypox in the UK in the past.

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They had either been seen with someone who had traveled from Africa, or with members of their household or medics who were treating them.

This is the first time “community transmission” has been observed in the UK and other non-endemic countries.

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Sarah Y. Kim

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