Third person diagnosed with monkeypox in England


A healthcare worker who looked after someone suffering from monkeypox has been “isolated” after also picking up the disease.

It is the third case of the rare viral infection in England and was “not wholly unexpected”, Public Health England (PHE) said.

It is “actively monitoring contacts” so that anyone with possible symptoms can be “assessed quickly”.

Earlier this month, the worker was involved in the care, at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, of the second person to become infected.

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Source: Sky News