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British health officials issue guidance for monkeypox

UK monkeypox case total reaches 190. UKHSA acquires 20,000 doses of smallpox vaccine.

Where: UK

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Eleven additional cases of monkeypox have been detected in England, taking the UK total to 190.
An official news release stated, “The risk to the UK population remains low, but we are asking people to be alert to any new rashes or lesions, which would appear like spots, ulcers or blisters, on any part of their body.”
The United Kingdom Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has acquired more than 20,000 doses of a safe smallpox vaccine called Imvanex. This is being offered to close contacts of monkeypox patients.
A set of guidelines has been issued by the UK’s four public health agencies, asking patients to avoid contact with other people.
These guidelines also state that “Cases should also abstain from sex while symptomatic, including the period of early symptom onset, and while lesions are present.”

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