On Friday, 20 cases were reported in the UK. New statistics will be released on Monday.
“The risk to the general population is still very low right now, and I think people need to be careful,” says Susan Hopkins of the agency, adding that most adults have “relatively mild” symptoms.
The first British case was found on May 7 in a person who had recently traveled to Nigeria.
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The first case of smallpox in Israel was found in a man who had returned home from abroad. The country’s health authority announced that he is said to be in a hospital in Tel Aviv and in good condition.
Other suspected monkeypox cases are being investigated in Israel, health authorities announced, urging everyone who comes from abroad with fever and rash to seek medical help.
The sick man is believed to be the first case of smallpox to be discovered in the Middle East.
On Sunday, US President Joe Biden said there were concerns about the new outbreak. This is because the spread of infection will lead to “consequences,” according to the president.
“They haven’t updated me on the level of exposure yet, but it’s something everyone has to worry about,” he said.
Biden also said work is underway to identify a vaccine that could be effective against monkeypox.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified about 80 cases of monkeypox worldwide, and about 50 suspected cases in the ongoing outbreak.
On Monday, the European Union’s infection control authority ECDC will publish its monkeypox risk assessment report.
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