Two more people in England have been diagnosed with monkey pox, a rare viral infection. Reported by the UK Health Safety Agency.
Individuals live together in the same family, but are not connected to the previous case announced on May 7.
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The agency added that one of the two new cases was being treated at St Mary’s Hospital in London and the other was in isolation.
According to the NHS, Monkeypox is a rare viral infection that most people recover from within a few weeks.
But it can be very serious. It usually starts with flu-like symptoms and swollen lymph nodes. This later leads to massive itching on the face and body.
The UK Health Safety Agency (UKHSA) announced on May 7 that a man who had recently traveled to Nigeria had been infected.
Monkey Pox causes an itch, which can be extremely itchy, which changes and eventually goes through various stages before becoming a crust – Photo: Getty Images / BBC
They are believing He contracted the disease in Nigeria before traveling to the UK.
Colin Brown, director of clinical and emerging infections at UKHSA, said the two new cases of smallpox were not linked to the one announced on May 7.
“While investigations are under way to determine the source of the infection, it is important to emphasize that it does not spread easily among people and requires close personal contact with the symptomatic infected person,” he said. Is.”
“The overall risk to ordinary people is very small.”
The agency is reaching out to “any friends, family or potential contacts in the community,” as well as “healthcare professionals who have treated two new cases,” Brown said.
Early symptoms of monkey pox include fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills and fatigue.
Itching can also occur, which usually begins on the face before spreading to other parts of the body. It then forms a crust that falls off.
Monkey pox does not spread easily and most patients recover within a few weeks, but it can lead to serious illness in some people, according to the British government’s Public Health Agency Public Health England.