Two individuals have been diagnosed with monkeypox in London, the UK Health Security Agency has confirmed. Those patients needing medical care are all in specialist infectious disease units at the Royal Free Hosptial, Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne and Guys’ and St Thomas’. The individuals have the West African clade of the virus, which is mild compared to the Central African clade. The UK Health Security Agency has detected 4 additional cases of monkeypox, 3 in London and one linked case in the North East of England.
- A rash can develop, often beginning on the face, then spreading to other parts of the body.
- We continue to engage with partners across the sector at pace to deliver training webinars about monkeypox to clinicians to increase knowledge and awareness of this infection which is unusual in clinical settings in the UK.
- The UK Health Security Agency has detected 11 additional cases of monkeypox in England.
- Council officials made the shocking discovery during a routine inspection last November and closed