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The majority of monkeypox cases are in males in London – as revealed by the main age group

ROUND 99 percent of monkeypox cases occur in men, new data has found.

A further 43 cases were detected today, bringing the UK total to 366.

Medical professionals are using data to help communities respond to the infections

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Medical professionals are using data to help communities respond to the infectionsPhoto credit: Getty

A report by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) found 81 per cent of those infected live in London.

The median age of confirmed cases in the UK was 38 years old.

Detailed case surveys show that traditional contact tracing is currently challenging – with 152 patients completing detailed questionnaires.

Where information on sex was available, 311 of 314 confirmed cases were male, three confirmed female cases

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dr Meera Chand, Director, Clinical and Emerging Infections, UKHSA, said: “We are working both in the UK and with global partners to advance the research we need to better understand the virus, its transmission and best use mitigations such as vaccines and treatments.

“We are rapidly using the new data to inform the public health response and we continue to work to reduce transmission.

“We are grateful to everyone who has signed up for testing and to the patients who continue to help us understand the outbreak by participating in studies and investigations.”

https://www.the-sun.com/health/5535084/majority-monkeypox-cases-men-london-main-age-group/ The majority of monkeypox cases are in males in London – as revealed by the main age group

Sarah Y. Kim

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