UK confirms 57 monkeypox cases, introduces 21 days isolation

92 laboratory confirmed, and 28 suspected monkeypox cases have been reported to the WHO. Although no deaths have been reported to date.

UK confirms 57 monkeypox cases, introduces 21 days isolation
Image released by the UKHSA of the monkeypox skin rashes. [Source: UKHSA]

After Belgium, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) guidelines urged anyone at a high-risk of catching monkeypox to isolate themselves for 21 days. UKHSA detected 36 additional cases of monkeypox in England, bringing the total to 57.

According to the officials, it applies to anyone who had a direct or household contact with a confirmed case. Those in touch with a confirmed case are advised to provide their contact for track and trace and follow isolation.

Dr. Susan Hopkins, chief medical adviser at UKHSA said, “ A notable proportion of recent cases in the UK and Europe have been found in gay and bisexual men so we are particularly encouraging them to be alert to the symptoms and seek help if concerned.”

Dr. Susan Hopkins from the UKHSA shared insights about monkeypox, [Source: Twitter]