Two more Cases of Monkeypox in the United Kingdom
Two more cases added to the existing case from May 7th...
The world is literally ending and I think we are all missing it. Not really, but two more people in England have been diagnosed with monkeypox according to the Unite Kingdon Health Security Agency. The individuals live together but are not linked to the previous case which was announced on May 7th.
One of the cases was receiving care at St Mary’s Hospital in London while the other was isolated with the aid and close eye from public health officials.
For those that don’t know, Monkeypox is a rare virus giving infected individuals bumps on their skin. Health officials are saying the virus may have been carried to the United Kingdom from Nigeria or at least originated there as the case from May 7th involved an individual who had recently traveled to Nigeria.
"While investigations remain ongoing to determine the source of infection, it is important to emphasize it does not spread easily between people and requires close personal contact with an infected symptomatic person. The overall risk to the general public remains very low."
Dr. Colin Brown, director of clinical and emerging infection at the UKHSA, said.
Adding to his comments, Dr. Brown assured the press that the agency was in contact with "any potential friends, family or contacts in the community" as well as "healthcare contacts" of the two new cases.
To watch out for if you or anybody else may ever have this unicorn of a virus, initial symptoms include fever, headache, aching muscles, backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills, exhaustion, and a possible rash may form, usually starting in the face before spreading until it eventually forms a scab and falls off.
Monkeypox does not spread easily and most patients recover within weeks said the United Kingdom Public Health officials.