ANOTHER seven people have tested positive for monkeypox in the UK, new data has revealed.
Anyone with unusual rashes or legions on their body has been urged to call 111 or see their local sexual health service.
Monkeypox is a mild disease that gets better with time and in very rare cases can be fatal.
It is most prevalent in parts of west or central Africa, but cases have now been detected worldwide.
Initial symptoms are usually “non-specific” and resemble a viral disease, medical professionals say.
A chickenpox-like rash later spreads to parts of the body.
The rash usually affects the face, hands, and arms, but can also spread to the genital area.
dr Susan Hopkins, Chief Medical Adviser, UKHSA, said: “We continue to detect new cases of monkeypox promptly through our extensive surveillance network and NHS services.
“If anyone suspects they may have a rash or lesions on any part of their body, particularly if they have recently had a new sexual partner, they should limit their contact with others and contact NHS 111 or their local sexual health service as soon as possible Please call ahead before attending in person.
https://www.the-sun.com/health/5419552/uks-total-monkeypox-cases-reach-further-infections/ The total number of cases of monkeypox in the UK reaches 78 as a further 7 infections were detected