This first publication includes updated epidemiological data, with evidence from anonymised detailed interviews with patients which are helping us to understand transmission and to determine how to target interventions. UKHSA has published the latest epidemiological overview for the ongoing monkeypox outbreak. UKHSAhas published the latestepidemiological overviewfor the ongoing monkeypox outbreak. ianforsythphotographer.com UKHSAhas published the latest epidemiological overview for the ongoing monkeypox outbreak. Monkeypox cases confirmed in England – latest updates Latest updates on cases of monkeypox identified by the UK Health Security Agency . Royal Mail strike dates in full as postal workers to walk out 4 times ROYAL MAIL postal workers have announced they are taking strike action over four days…
Trained health protection teams carry out detailed clinical assessments of each case to inform their recommendations and categorisation. To expand the UK’s capability to detect monkeypox cases, some NHS laboratories are now testing suspected monkeypox samples with an orthopox polymerase chain reaction test . Since 25 July 2022, the monkeypox case definition recognises those who are orthopox-positive as highly probable cases, and those who test positive on a monkeypox PCR test as confirmed cases. A breakdown of cases by upper tier local authority has also been published today. Firefighters are called to land in Somerset and Wiltshire to prevent flames from spreading.
Four more cases of monkeypox indentified by UKHSA
It is important anyone concerned they may have symptoms of monkeypox feels able to access healthcare and clinical advice immediately. Currently the majority of cases have been in men who are gay, bisexual or have sex with men. However, anyone who has had close contact with an individual with symptoms is also at increased risk. The NHS is already rolling out the vaccine to those who are more likely to acquire the virus, including healthcare workers in specialist roles and in clinics where exposure to monkeypox is highest. A smallpox vaccine is still being offered to close contacts with higher risk exposure on a case by case basis.
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- The UK Health Security Agency has detected 46 additional cases of monkeypox in England, 3 additional cases in Scotland and 1 in Wales.
- People without symptoms are not considered infectious but, as a precaution, those who have been in close proximity to the individuals are being contacted to ensure that, if they do become unwell, they can be treated quickly.
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- If you have monkeypox symptoms, take a break from attending events or sex until you’ve called 111 or a sexual health service and been assessed by a clinician.
The other case is isolating and does not currently require hospital treatment. The 4 new cases do not have known connections with the previous confirmed cases announced on 14 May and the case announced on 7 May. The 2 new cases do not have known connections with previous confirmed cases announced on 16, 14 and 7 May. We expect this increase to continue in the coming days and for more cases to be identified in the wider community. Alongside this we are receiving reports of further cases being identified in other countries globally. As of 10am on 23 May 2022, over 1,000 doses of Imvanex have been issued, or are in the process of being issued, to NHS Trusts.
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In response to the ongoing monkeypox outbreak, UKHSA has procured more than 100,000 additional doses of the smallpox vaccine enabling more people to be vaccinated to prevent infection and limit transmission of the virus. UKHSA has also published its fourth technical briefing on the ongoing monkeypox outbreak today. So far, the evidence suggests that transmission continues to occur primarily within interconnected sexual networks. Currently we are not seeing significant levels of transmission outside of these networks, but we continue to monitor for changes.