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England reports case of rare monkeypox infection

 

The case was detected in a person who had recently traveled to Nigeria, and is being treated at a specialist hospital in London.





A person in England has been diagnosed with a rare monkeypox viral infection believed to be linked to a trip to West Africa, health authorities said on Saturday.


The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said in a statement that the case, in a person who had recently traveled to Nigeria, was being treated at an expert respiratory infectious disease unit at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London.


“It is important to stress that monkeypox does not spread easily between people and the overall risk to the general public is very low,” said Colin Brown, director of clinical and emerging infections at the UKHSA.


"As a precautionary measure, UKHSA experts are working closely with NHS colleagues and will be reaching out to people who may have been in close contact with the individual to provide information and health advice," the health agency said.


Among the measures contemplated is contacting several passengers who traveled very close to the patient on the same flight to the United Kingdom, and although people without symptoms are not considered infectious, "as a precautionary measure, those who have been around to ensure that if they do get sick, they can be treated quickly. If passengers are not contacted, then there is no action for them to take."


Monkeypox is a rare viral infection similar to smallpox, which was eradicated in 1980. Although monkeypox is much milder than smallpox, and most infected people recover within a few weeks, rarely can be deadly.

With information from Reuters

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