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Monkeypox cases in England reaches 199 says UKHSA

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has detected 11 additional cases of monkeypox in England.

This brings the total number confirmed in England to 199 as of 1 June.

There are currently five confirmed cases in Scotland, two in Northern Ireland and one in Wales, taking the UK total to 207.

Anyone can get monkeypox. Currently most cases have been in men who are gay, bisexual or have sex with men, so it’s particularly important to be aware of the symptoms if you’re in these groups.

Contact a sexual health clinic if you have a rash with blisters and you’ve been either:

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in close contact, including sexual contact, with someone who has or might have monkeypox (even if they’ve not been tested yet) in the past three weeks
to West or Central Africa in the past three weeks

•  Monkeypox guidance issued to public to control transmission

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