Eight symptoms of monkeypox to watch for as virus cases discovered in the UK

Eight symptoms of monkeypox to watch for as virus cases discovered in the UK

Health officials have confirmed that there are now three cases of monkeypox in the UK - but what are the symptoms of this virus to look out for? The monkeypox virus is a member of the same family of viruses as smallpox. However, it is far less severe and experts say chances of infection are low. It is usually found in remote parts of central and west Africa near tropical rainforests. So far there have been two confirmed cases in north Wales and one in Liverpool in north-west England. No one is known to have died from the monkeypox in the UK. Health Secretary Matt Hancock, in his evidence to MPs about the government's response to Covid yesterday, said: "As Health Secretary, you’re dealing with these sorts of outbreaks all of the time. "I’m currently dealing with a monkeypox outbreak and cases of drug resistant TB [tuberculosis], and that is absolutely standard." The monkeypox has eight symptoms which do not usually show up for at least five days. This "incubation period" could last up to 13 or 21 days before …
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