The number of cases of monkeypox in the UK has increased to 57, and Johnson states that it is not fatal.

The number of monkeypox cases confirmed in the United Kingdom has more than doubled to 57.

The figures released by the UK Health and Security Agency (UKHSA) on Monday were an increase from the previously confirmed 20 cases.

There are 56 confirmed cases in the United Kingdom, and Scotland confirmed the first case on Monday.

Northern Ireland’s Public Health Service and Public Health Wales have each stated that there are no confirmed cases.

Health officials said the outbreak was “serious and worrisome,” but the risk to the UK population remained low.

The government has an inventory of smallpox vaccines that are offered in close contact with affected people.

People at the highest risk of getting sick are required to self-quarantine at home for 21 days, while others are warned to be aware of their symptoms.

Communication between people is taking place in the UK, and the majority of cases have been identified in men having sex with gay, bisexual, and other male communities.

Monkeypox is usually not a sexually transmitted disease, but it can be transmitted by direct contact during sexual intercourse.

It can also spread through contact with clothing, bedding, and towels used by people with a monkeypox rash, and through coughing and sneezing in infected people.

The illness is usually mild, but in some cases it can cause severe illness.

Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills, and malaise.

The rash often begins on the face and can spread to other parts of the body, including the genitals.

Boris Johnson states that monkeypox is a rare disease, but it is important to “monitor it.”

The Prime Minister told reporters during his visit to a school in southeast London: That’s exactly what the new UK Health and Security Agency is doing. “

Asked if the visitor should be quarantined or the smallpox vaccine should be used, Johnson said:

“I think we are looking very carefully at the situation of communication. In any case we know, it has not yet proved deadly. Certainly in this country It’s not.”

Downing Street said there were no plans to hold a meeting of the Cobra Emergency Committee over monkeypox or to impose a travel ban.

An official spokesman for the Prime Minister said there were no plans for a “large” vaccination program while the vaccine was being provided to close contacts.

Susan Hopkins, UKHSA’s Chief Medical Advisor, thanked the affected people for moving forward, saying they “helped limit the spread of this infection in the UK.” bottom.

“Because the virus spreads through close contact, we are aware of any abnormal rashes or lesions and encourage everyone to contact sexual health services if they have symptoms.”

Monkeypox is usually found in West Africa and rarely spreads elsewhere.

Infectious disease expert Sir Jeremy Farrer said the so-called super-spreader event is likely to be behind the rise in cases worldwide.

Monkeypox has been reported in more than 12 countries, including Spain and Portugal, according to Harvard University epidemiologists who are tracking the spread.

Sir Jeremy told the BBC Radio 4 Today Program: More likely, the niche in which the virus is currently finding itself has enabled several super-spreader events, and the individuals involved may have traveled to other parts of the world to become infected. I think it’s expensive. “

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