Person diagnosed with rare viral infection monkeypox in England
A person in England has been diagnosed with the rare viral infection monkey-pox, Public Health England (PHE) has said
The patient is believed to have contracted the infection while visiting Nigeria and is currently being treated at the specialist high consequence infectious disease centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London.
PHE said monkeypox “is a rare viral infection that does not spread easily between people and the risk to the general public in England is very low.
“It is usually a self-limiting illness and most people recover within a few weeks.
“However, severe illness can occur in some individuals.”