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At night: a rare disease discovered in the UK

At night: a rare disease discovered in the UK

At night: a rare disease discovered in the UK

Several people in the country were reported to have suffered from the unusual disease of monkeypox.

The UK’s public health agency, UKHSA, has confirmed four new cases of the infection in the UK, reports the BBC.

The two new cases had no known connection to two others that were discovered on May 14 and another that was confirmed a week ago.

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All people confirmed to have had monkeypox infection are said to have contracted it in London according to the UKHSA. Other than that, monkeypox is primarily associated with travel to West Africa.

However, the first case that was discovered had recently traveled to Nigeria where the person is believed to have had the infection, Sky News reports.

‘rare and unusual’

– This is rare and unusual. Susan Hopkins, Senior Adviser to the UK Health Services, said, according to the BBC, that the British Occupational Health and Safety Services (UKHSA) is urgently investigating the source of the infection, as results indicate that there may be transmission of the smallpox virus. In a society that closely spreads.

Gay men are in danger

A certain group has been warned to be more careful than others, i.e. men who are considered gay, bisexual, or other MSM.

The last four cases include all men who identify themselves in the above categories.

Watch out for the rash.

We urge gay or bisexual men in particular to be aware of unusual rashes or lesions and in that case seek medical attention as soon as possible, says Susan Hopkins.

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Several symptoms

Symptoms of monkeypox often occur within five to 21 days, according to the BBC. These include fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills, and fatigue.

It is also common with rashes that often start on the face and then spread to the rest of the body. The rash looks like chickenpox.

It is spread by contact and coughing

According to Britain’s Public Health Agency, the virus is difficult to spread between people who are in normal contact.

However, it can be spread by touching clothing, bedding, or towels used by a person with the rash. The virus also spreads through skin contact as well as coughing and sneezing from people who carry the virus.

She is cared for in the infection clinic

People who have become infected and who have had to seek medical attention for their illnesses are currently cared for in specialist infection clinics in hospitals in the UK.

It is not clear how many infected people are currently receiving care for the virus.

Photo: M. Majnun resp I. Taylor

Text: Editors