UK: 'Early signs' that monkeypox outbreak may be peaking

UK: 'Early signs' that monkeypox outbreak may be peaking

LONDON (AP) — British health authorities said Friday the monkeypox outbreak across the country may be peaking and that the epidemic’s growth rate has slowed. The U.K.’s Health Security Agency said in a statement there were “early signs that the outbreak is plateauing,” with 2,859 cases detected since May. No deaths have been reported. Last month, authorities estimated the outbreak was doubling in size about every two weeks, but the number of new infections has dropped in recent weeks. “While the most recent data suggest the growth of the outbreak has slowed, we cannot be complacent,“ said Dr Meera Chand, Director of Clinical and Emerging Infections at the Health Security …
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