Image copyright Google Image caption The patient is receiving care at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London A patient has been diagnosed with the rare viral infection monkeypox in the south west of England.It is believed the patient contracted the infection while visiting Nigeria, Public Health England (PHE) said.According to the World Health…

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The affected person is receiving care at Man’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Belief, London

A affected person has been identified with the rare viral infection monkeypox within the south west of England.

It is miles believed the affected person shriveled the infection while visiting Nigeria, Public Smartly being England (PHE) acknowledged.

In step with the World Smartly being Organisation, the situation is similar to human smallpox and though it is unheard of milder, it would possibly actually moreover moreover be deadly.

The affected person has been transferred to a specialist infectious disease centre at Man’s and St Thomas’ in London.

What is monkeypox?

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Indicators of monkeypox comprise a rash, fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills and exhaustion

PHE and NHS officials acknowledged that they had been enforcing “fleet infection control procedures” and contacting passengers who travelled in shut proximity to the affected person on the identical flight to the UK.

“We are following up with these -of us] to give advice and to computer screen them as wanted,” acknowledged Dr Meera Chand, handbook microbiologist at PHE.

PHE says the infection is on the whole a self-limiting illness and most of us get better within a pair of weeks, alternatively severe illness can happen in some other folks.

The infection would now not spread with out worry between of us and the likelihood to the new public in England is very low.

Right here’s now not the major time the virus has been detected within the UK. The first reported conditions within the UK had been in September 2018.

The first affected person to be identified with monkeypox within the UK had been staying at a naval tainted in Cornwall.

PHE acknowledged the south west region referred to Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Bristol, Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.

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